Addis Ababa (ENA)― The Ethiopian Airports Enterprise (EAE) disclosed that it will finalize the expansion of six airports, including Bole International Airport, this Ethiopian budget year.
EAE Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Tewodros Dawit told journalists on Tuesday that 90 percent expansion of Shire (Tigray Region), Semera (Afar Region), Robe (Oromia Region), Jinka and Hawassa (both Southern Regions) airports have been completed.
Some 25 percent of the expansions of Bole International Airport and 75 percent of civil engineering work have so far been finalized, according to the CEO.
Upon going fully operational, the airport which is currently providing services for over 8.5 million customers annually, will be able to serve 22 million customers, it was learned.
The CEO said the enterprise has renovated the Gambella, Nekemte and Lalibela airports last fiscal year.
Ethiopian Airports Enterprise has reportedly earned 500 million Birr net profit in the budget year.
Tewodros further revealed that the enterprise, which is not generating sufficient income from non-aeronautical services, will be working hard to boost the earning in the coming five years.
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