Ethiopian Airlines has successfully completed a new passenger terminal at its hub Addis Ababa Bole International Airport with an emphasis on Bio Security and Bio-Safety measures.
The new terminal has a check-in hall with 60 check-in counters, 30 self-check-in kiosks, ten self-bag drop/SBD/, 16 immigration counters with more e-gate provisions, 16 central security screening areas for departing passengers are the new faces of the airport. In addition, it has 3 contact gates for wide-body aircraft along with 10 remote contact gates with people mover - travellator, escalator, and panoramic lifts. It will house 32 arrival immigration counters with 8 e-gate provisions at the mezzanine floor level.
While Addis Ababa Bole International Airport has overtaken Dubai to become the largest gateway to Africa last year, the new terminal will play a key role in cementing that position.
What makes the new terminal unique is that it’s the first terminal in the world to be completed after COVID-19. It was designed, not re-purposed, with Biosafety and Biosecurity in mind. Aviation infrastructure expansion is one of the core pillars of Ethiopian’s Vision 2025. Ethiopian is continuously working on expanding airport facilities.
The features of the new airport play a key role in protecting passengers’ and employees’ safety as airport experience becomes contactless.