Airport enterprise projects completes five projects


The Ethiopian Airports Enterprise (EAE) revealed that five projects are expected to be finished in the current Ethiopian fiscal year 2012/13.
The largest will be the first round of the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport apron expansion which purportedly can solve the persistent aircraft parking problem it faces particularly during large international conferences.
The AA Bole International Airport Apron Expansion which is currently being conducted at a cost of about 1.1 billion birr in two phases is scheduled to be completed by January 2013, with the contracting company being the China Road and Building Construction Company and the supervision work being done by a local firm; the Transport Construction Design Consultancy Share Company. Other smaller projects the Enterprise anticipates will be finished in the current fiscal year are the Kombolcha Airport apron and medium passenger terminal construction project located 376Km  north of Addis Ababa, the Assosa airport passenger terminal construction project located 673Km north west of Addis Ababa, and the Bahir Dar and Jimma International Airports passenger terminal construction projects located 566Km north of Addis and 346Km south west of Addis Ababa.
Apart from the Kombolcha airport apron and medium passenger terminal construction project all other projects are being done on existing airports. The former was  one of the industry zones the government has reserved for investors.  It allowed for the efficient delivery of cargo.
The Enterprise further stated that in addition to  design work on various airport terminals, it plans to do additional various upgrading on Dire Dawa International Airport located 515Km east of Addis Ababa, Mekelle International Airport located 770Km north of Addis and Semera Airport located 558Km north east of Addis.
EAE also stated that in the current fiscal year more than 1.2 billion birr is expected to be gained from 81,000 scheduled flights, 42,000 non-scheduled flights and nine million passengers expected to pass through the 17 airports and airstrips it currently administers.
Other revenue means expected are from services such as charges from duty free shops that have set their businesses in the premises of its airports, from parking space charges and hotels that have also set up services inside the premises of the airports.