De Birhan – 14/01/2017
Cleartrip is a flight monitoring website. We will use the site to monitor flights in Ethiopia and the business of Ethiopian Airports.
Ethiopia has four international airports according to the Ethiopian Airports Enterprise. These are: Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, Mekele Alula Aba Nega Airport, Dire Dawa Airport, and Bahir Dar Ginbot 20 International Airport.
According to Cleartrip, Ethiopian Airlines and Fly Georgia (could be a domestic airport but has no website or information) are the airlines that operate flights between to Addis Ababa and the rest of the international airports in Ethiopia. On the Mekele-Addis Abeba route, Ethiopian Airlines has 39 and Fly Georgia has 7 or 46 flights every week. On the other hand, in Bahir Dar Airport “There are 65 weekly flights from Addis Ababa to Bahar Dar. Following airlines and corresponding weekly flights – Ethiopian Air has 65.” The airline brands that fly from Addis Ababa to Bahar Dar are Ethiopian Airlines and Fly Georgia
In the case of Dire Dawa “There are 51 weekly flights from Addis Ababa to Dire Dawa. Following airlines and corresponding weekly flights – Ethiopian Air has 42 and Fly Georgia has 9.”
Addis Abeba Bole International Airport is the leading airport in Ethiopia and East Africa, which, according to the East African busiest airports by annual passengers traffic 2015, the airport hosted 6, 931, 000 followed by Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta Airport hosting 6, 480,000 passengers. Mekele Alula Aba Nega International Airport was the second busiest in Ethiopia and 18th in East Africa hosting 168,000 passengers.
We find that the most frequent international route out of Addis Abeba or sectors from Addis Ababa airport are Addis Ababa to Guangzhou, China with 62 weekly flights.
Increasing Chinese influence in Africa/Ethiopia?