Increasing Tourist Arrivals
Tourist arrivals in Ethiopia in 2017 could reach 918,010, a 5.7-percent increase over 868,780 registered in 2016, a report said.
More international routes opened by the national air carrier Ethiopian Airlines (ET) contribute to the projected growth, according to the report released by British accounting watchdog Pricewaterhousecoopers (PWC).
With a view to boost tourist arrivals in Ethiopia and increase ET’S domestic and international routes, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport is undergoing expansion that will enable it to significantly increase its annual passenger handling capacity.
Fully funded with a loan from the Export-import Bank of China, the $345-million airport expansion project will increase its annual passenger handling capacity