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Gode Airport expansion project officially opened

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By our staff reporter

The Gode Ugaas Miraad Airport Terminal expansion project, which cost over 12.3 million euros, has officially opened for service.
The inauguration was attended by senior officials, including Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the president of the Somali region, Mustafe Mohammed.

The project, located in the center of the Somali region, took three years to complete and includes a new 3,500 square meter terminal building, an apron capable of accommodating four De Havilland Q400 or B737 aircraft simultaneously, additional parking spaces, a new runway, and improved road networks. Ethiopian Airlines Group, the continent’s leading aviation company, has announced similar initiatives at four other airports. CEO Mesfin Tasew expressed satisfaction with the Gode Airport project, emphasizing its positive impact on passenger experience and the airline’s commitment to enhancing domestic airport infrastructure. The state-of-the-art terminal is equipped with modern amenities, including a solar system, to ensure a seamless travel experience.

Ethiopian Airlines operates daily flights to and from Gode, which is the third airport in the Somali region. With over 22 domestic destinations, the airline plays a significant role in regional connectivity. Following the acquisition of Ethiopian Airports Enterprise, Ethiopian Airlines Group has taken on the responsibility of managing the nation’s airport construction and renovation projects.

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