Ethiopian capital expands airport, plans new hub to meet growth

February 12, 2015 3:00 PM

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ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia will complete expansion work on the capital's airport in 2018 to triple the number of passengers it handles from 7 million a year now and will soon pick a site for a new hub to deal with 10 times the number in future, a senior official said.

Bole International Airport, on the edge of Addis Ababa, is home to Ethiopian Airlines [ETHU.UL], the state-owned national carrier that is ranked the largest by revenue in Africa.

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