Ethiopian Inaugurates Airport Terminal Expansion and New Hotel
Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest aviation group in Africa, inaugurated astate-of-the-art passenger terminal and its Skylight Hotel on 27 January 2019. FDRE Prime Minister H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed; African Union Chairperson H.E. Moussa Faki; Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam; Ministers; high-level government officials; Ethiopian Airlines Board members; Executive Management Members; and invited guests attended the opening event.
The New Terminal
The new passenger terminal features the latest technology security systems, self-check-in machines, a self-boarding system, comfortable lounges, duty-free shops, and other amenities.
Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, which was also launched, has 373 guestrooms and spacious executive suites, the largest Chinese restaurant in Africa, and a conference hall that can accommodate 2500 people, among other things.
After presiding over the ribbon-cutting event at the new Skylight Hotel, the largest in Ethiopia, H.E. Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed, accompanied by the AU Chairperson and other dignitaries, toured the hotel’s facilities, including the spacious executive suites.
At the passenger terminal inaugural event that followed, Prime Minister Abiy remarked, “Ethiopian Airlines is our national pride and a special icon among our companies as it carries our common name Ethiopia and our national flag. We would like all employees of the airline here and elsewhere to know that we speak of you with pride. “
SkyLight Hotel from outside
“While Addis Ababa Airport took over Dubai as the largest air transport hub between Africa and the rest of the world, this grand terminal building is further evidence of the development of Bole Airport as one of the largest and most convenient global aviation hubs,” said Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group. “Ethiopian Skylight Hotel will enable the airline to offer packaged tour and travel programs. Moreover, the hotel will enable Ethiopian Airlines to attract around a third of tourists out of the 6 million passengers transiting through Bole Airport to visit Ethiopia.”