Addis Ababa Bole Airport Reviews

AVERAGE RATING

         

2.3 out of 5 stars

Based on 27 user reviews

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    • Guest
    • 5 helpful votes

    Addis Ababa Bole Airport Review

             

    23.01.2018

    Terminal 2 – Addis Ababa is a crucial hub for Africa, and the airport is currently undergoing a expansion project that changes the capacity of people from 7 million to 22 million as the airport currently holds 9 million people, over the capacity. Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading airlines that flys to North America, South America, Asia, Europe, and over 50 destinations within Africa uses Addis Ababa as a hub. The airport is overcrowded, not enough seating area, people praying openly on the floor, after duty-free shopping you would have to pass an additional security check to get to your gate, and etc make the airport not the best place. But on the other hand, staff are friendly, flights are usually on time, lot’s of destinations to connect to, check-in is fast, and arrival is smooth (even at visa on arrival counters). I would say that Bole is the best airport in Africa to go to. I usually go to Ethiopia from Toronto on Ethiopian Airlines once a year to visit family in Ethiopia.

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    • Guest
    • 1 helpful votes

    Addis Ababa Bole Airport Review

             

    xx.02.2018

    Terminal 2 – The Airport has a few lounges but they are reserved for the exclusive use of Gold Card Holders with Ethiopian Airways and for those flying first class. This is a shame because these lounges are large and almost always empty. The airport gets very busy and there is limited seating space. The only choice of food and beverage is at the three branches of the same restaurant ‘London’ which is hugely over priced and where cleanliness standards are lacking (there was a hole with at least thirty cockroaches crawling under my feet as I was eating there), For a country that claims to be the birthplace of coffee it is disappointing that there is not a single cafe where you can get decent coffee…

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    • Guest
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    Addis Ababa Bole Airport Review

             

    xx.05.2017

    Terminal 2 – This airport is truly a terrible experience. The lines at security are incredibly long & slow moving. The bathrooms seem to never be cleaned & have a foul stench. There is limited seating & smoking areas don’t have ceilings or extraction fans so all the smoke goes into the terminal building causing the whole place to stink of cigarette smoke.

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    • Guest
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    Addis Ababa Bole Airport Review

             

    20.09.2017

    1. The toilets were disgusting and inadequate 2. You could not go through security then use the toilet or have a cup of coffee or do shopping. If you wanted to do any of those, you would have to go through security afterwards, but you could not relax because of the queues, the slowness of the screening process and the risk of missing your connection. 3. The airport does not have the welfare of the passengers as a priority. Passengers are treated like cattle.

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    • Guest
    • 2 helpful votes

    Best developing airport in Africa

             

    18.2.2018

    Pros: Very good connectivity for All Africa

    Cons: Small, dirty washrooms

    Very fast security for transfers, although crowded always…
    a small restaurant, not much choice, but decent food, affordable
    Wifi (free) is as good as not there, payable wifi is good @5$

    Very fast connection of flight to flight under 20mins including your checkin-baggage (unbelievable) though you dont have to go through terminal & security for short time transfers, someone will take you right from flight exit to next flight at airside…. GREAT SERVICE

    If your transfer is long (>2hrs) then you have to go through the terminal and security, huge crowd (as if you are in a small town chinese airport- u will find so many chinese) and dirty washrooms.

    Security asking you to remove even your footwear and Belts is big inconvenience, more so for ladies…

    Etiopian airline staff are THE BEST, always smiling, helping…

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