Ethiopian Inaugural Flight Lands At New Nekemte Gudina Tumsa Airport

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Ethiopian Airlines Group, has launched “its thrice weekly flights to Nekemte, Gudina Tumsa Airport while simultaneously inaugurating the completion of airport airfield and passenger access projects in the airport.”

Ethiopian Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mesfin Tasew said, “This project is part of our vision to expand our domestic destinations nationwide with a firm determination to strengthen regional connectivity.”

The Gudina Tumsa Airport project that cost 1.1 billion ETB, includes “a new airfield, access road to the airport, watch towers, temporary terminal, and other facilities with the construction of the permanent terminal to commence on the coming budget year. The runway is designed for Boing (sic) 737-800 Max aircraft type, while the apron can park two B737-800 Max or four Q-400 aircrafts at a time.”

Realizing its vision to expand its domestic networks to 31 from the current 23 by 2035, Ethiopian has already begun constructing and upgrading domestic airports and aviation facilities to offer more extended and advanced flight services in the country.

The newly completed airport facility is part of Ethiopian Airlines goal in advancing the socio-economic and cultural interrelation between Ethiopian cities and beyond.

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