Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Ethiopia: Addis Ababa Bole International Airport

Ever been here? Yes, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport The new airport started operation in January 2003 and is one of the most convenient and welcoming airports in the continent. The facilities are designed to speed up your departure and arrival. Terminal II of the new Addis Ababa Bole International Airport is dedicated to render service for international flights while Terminal I services all domestic flights. Terminal I located at the old airport building and it is handling all domestic and regional flights. Airport code: ICAO: HAAB, IATA: ADD Run ways Run way length Old Run Way: 3.7 Km New Run Way: 3.8 KM Run way angel and direction West: (OLD) 07L, (NEW) 25 R East: (OLD) 07 R, (NEW) 25 L Passenger counters Domestic Passengers Terminal: 14 Counters International Passengers Terminal 28 Counters Total Passenger carrying capacity of Passenger Terminals: 52,800 Passengers Per day 19, 219,200 Per year Departure gates International Passengers Terminal: 7 Domestic Passengers Terminal: 4 Services at the Airport: There are different Restaurants, coffee, Flower, gift, Sovenier, duty free shops and Banking, Telephone, Cab and interntet services available at the airport. Lounges at Addis Ababa Airport Cloud Nine Lounge, located at the Departure Hall, is exclusive for our Cloud Nine Passengers where they can wait for their flight in a relaxing and quiet atmosphere in comfortable seats. Passengers here do not need to worry when to board their flights as Customer Service Agents will personally come to announce the departure time for each flight. For customer’s who have questions connected with their flights, a Customer Service agent is on hand manning the counter. A variety of refreshments, cold and hot snacks and a selection of reading materials are available at all times. The Lounge has a wireless connection and personal computers are also available for customers’ use. For those interested to watch international news or follow a program there are wall mounted TV screens. ShebaMiles Lounge, located on the inside corridor away from the gates in the Departure Hall, is designated for use by our ShebaMiles members with Gold and Silver membership cards. Here, our esteemed Gold/Silver card holders can wait for the departure of their flights comfortably away from the busy area of the Departure Hall. Here also a Customer Service Agent is available at the counter to answer any queries regarding flights. Refreshments including cold and hot snacks and a selection of reading materials are available. Personal Computers are availed for those interested to browse the internet. A wide screen television set is conveniently placed in the lounge for those interested in watching the news or programs. Transit Service Interline Desk on the first floor will facilitate the smooth transit for immediate connecting passengers. For passengers whose connecting flight is over 8 and up to 24 hours, interline desk will facilitate hotel accommodation provided that such passengers have transit /entry visa. For those nationals/ citizens who are eligible for transit visa on arrival, interline desk will facilitate such transit visa. The airline provides a bus service for transfer to/from hotel layover transit passengers. Facilities at the Arrivals Hall A number of hotels have Hotel Contact Booths for passengers who want to book for rooms before exiting the terminal building. Car rentals and city taxis are also available and can be hired at the Arrivals Hall before exiting the terminal. There are a couple of Cafes where passengers can wait in comfort for their pick up. Paul Okia Happy Tours Africa happytoursug@gmail.com www.happytoursug.com

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