Africa Outlook



ETHIOPIA RECENTLY revealed plans to build Africa’s largest airport within six months, at a cost of around $5 billion.

This will help the ascendancy of its national carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, currently the most profitable on the continent – the airline reported a 25 percent increase in profits to $260 million in 2018-2019.

The new airport will be located 70 kilometres from the existing Bole Internatio­nal Airport in the capital, Addis Ababa. It will have the capacity to handle up to 100 million passengers a year. This would give it a larger capacity than London Heathrow (Europe’s busiest Airport), and Dubai Internatio­nal, which offers the most internatio­nal flights.

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