Ethiopian Airlines enhances passenger experience with new Gode Ugaas Miraad airport terminal

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Ethiopian Airlines Group has recently unveiled its latest infrastructure upgrade, the newly built Airport terminal and aircraft parking facility. This development marks a significant enhancement in the airport experience for passengers traveling to and from Gode, Somali Region.

Inauguration and features of the terminal

The inauguration ceremony, graced by the presence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Somali region President Mustafe Omer, marked the official opening of the state-of-the-art terminal and aircraft parking area. Spanning an impressive 3,500 square meters, the terminal is equipped with cutting-edge technology and amenities aimed at ensuring a seamless travel experience. Notably, the incorporation of a solar system underscores the airline's commitment to sustainable practices.

Expansion and additional facilities

The three-year construction project also includes the expansion of the apron, capable of accommodating up to four De Havilland Q400 aircraft or Boeing B737 aircraft simultaneously. Additionally, ancillary buildings such as an airport rescue and firefighting station, water reserve, parking facilities, among others, have been added to complement the main terminal infrastructure.

CEO's enthusiasm and ongoing commitment

Mesfin Tasew, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group, expressed his enthusiasm about the newly unveiled facilities, emphasizing their role in elevating the airport experience for passengers traveling to and from Gode. Tasew highlighted the airline's ongoing commitment to enhancing both domestic and international airport facilities, citing similar projects underway at airports in Jinka, Kombolcha, Goba/Robe, and Bahir Dar.

Ethiopian Airlines' dedication to infrastructure improvement

Since the acquisition of the Ethiopian Airports Enterprise as a Strategic Business Unit (SBU) in 2017, the Ethiopian Airlines Group has undertaken various construction and renovation projects to improve airport infrastructure across the country. The completion of the Gode Airport terminal underscores the airline's dedication to enhancing domestic operations in tandem with its international endeavors.

Ethiopian Airlines, as the largest airline group in Africa, plays a pivotal role in regional connectivity, serving 22 domestic destinations alongside its extensive international network spanning more than 130 destinations across five continents. The continued investment in airport infrastructure aligns with the airline's mission to facilitate economic growth, promote tourism, and strengthen socio-economic ties within Ethiopia and beyond.

Milestone for Ethiopian Airlines In conclusion, the inauguration of the Gode Ugaas Miraad Airport terminal represents a significant milestone in Ethiopian Airlines' ongoing efforts to enhance the travel experience for passengers while bolstering regional connectivity and contributing to the socio-economic development of the Somali Region and beyond. With a steadfast commitment to innovation and service excellence, Ethiopian Airlines reaffirms its position as a leading aviation hub in Africa.

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