Bole International Airport (ADD)
Addis Ababa Bole International Airport serves the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The airport is located in the Bole area, 6 km (3.7 mi) south east of Addis Ababa City Centre and 65 km (40 mi) north of Debre Zeyit.
It is the main hub of Ethiopian Airlines, the national airline which has service to destinations in Ethiopia and throughout the African continent, as well as nonstop service to Asia, Europe, and North America. Bole International is also served by BMI, Daallo Airlines, Djibouti Airlines, Egypt Air, Emirates Airline, fly Dubai, Gulf Air, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Sudan Airways, Yemen Airlines, and Qatar Airlines. Bole International Airport has been viewed by many carriers as a gateway to Africa, thus making it a potential connecting airport to other parts of Africa via Ethiopian Airlines' African network.
It is a hub for many local chartered flights. It is also one of the main pilot training and aircraft maintenance centers in Africa. Bole International Airport is one of the busiest airports in Africa and it is the third largest airport in Africa by area. The airport is well known for its strict security checks before entering it.