7. Addis Ababa Airport
Addis Ababa Airport, officially known as Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, is the leading international airport serving Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia. The airport is located approximately 6 kilometers southeast of the city center and is operated by the Ethiopian Airports Enterprise.
Addis Ababa Airport is the hub for Ethiopian Airlines, the national carrier of Ethiopia. It is also served by several other international and domestic airlines, including Turkish Airlines, Emirates, Kenya Airways, and EgyptAir.
The airport has two passenger terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, which handle domestic and international flights. The terminals offer travelers a range of services and amenities, including duty-free shops, restaurants, cafes, and currency exchange facilities. The airport also has a VIP lounge and a business center for business travelers.
Addis Ababa Airport has a single runway, which is approximately 3,800 meters (12,467 feet) long and is capable of accommodating large aircraft such as the Boeing 747. The airport is currently undergoing expansion to increase its capacity and improve its facilities, including the construction of a new passenger terminal and the development of the existing runway.
Addis Ababa Airport is an important African transportation hub, connecting travelers to destinations across the continent and beyond. The airport has won several awards for its efficiency, safety, and customer service and is considered one of the best airports in Africa.