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AS OF 2016, Ethiopia boasted more than 60 air­ports around the coun­try, largely thanks to the growth of Ethiopian Air­lines. Chief among them though, and highly likely to be your tar­get des­ti­na­tion when ar­riv­ing in the coun­try, is Bole In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

Both the air­line and the air­port are ini­tia­tives driven by the Ethiopian Gov­ern­ment and as such have proved in­te­gral to the over­all growth of the coun­try’s tourism and busi­ness travel seg­ments; and by proxy, its econ­omy.

Bole In­ter­na­tional Air­port then of­fers con­nec­tions to each of the 60 re­gional hubs, as well as to the rest of the world. Specif­i­cally in Africa, it is con­ti­nen­tally sig­nif­i­cant in con­nect­ing to the ma­jor­ity of all cap­i­tal ci­ties. So much is this the case in fact, that pas­sen­gers on their way to other

East African na­tions can en­joy a week stopover in Ethiopia at no ad­di­tional cost; epit­o­mis­ing the cen­tric­ity and in­flu­ence of the coun­try and its fore­most trans­port as­set.

Once in the coun­try, mov­ing from place to place can be­come a lit­tle more com­pli­cated, but the coun­try is once again re­ply­ing ac­cord­ingly via ex­ten­sive im­prove­ments to its rail and road net­works.

The like­li­hood is that the ma­jor­ity of your work will re­main in Ad­dis Ababa any­way, in which case your feet or the in­tra-bus ser­vices will suit just fine.

But if your stay truly is a na­tion­wide one, then the coun­try’s rail­ways and afore­men­tioned flight con­nec­tions are more than apt.

Back in Ad­dis Ababa though, should your stay be medium-long-term, then the car may be the best way to go. Buses are com­pre­hen­sive and cheap but are also slow and of­ten wait un­til they are full, rather than ad­her­ing rigidly to timeta­bles.

And with a car, you can al­ways go that ex­tra mile to ex­plore the less ur­banised ar­eas too!

ETHIOPIA Bole In­ter­na­tional Air­port

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