The Hawassa International Airport, to begin operation in the upcoming two months. The airport which is wrapping up its construction coasted of 457 million birr.
The Ethiopian Airports Enterprise began the construction 14 months ago. The project includes the construction of 3 km asphalt runway, taxiway, apron and passenger terminal. Yotek Construction Plc, an indigenous private construction firm is undertaking the project.
According to Reporter the It will take two month to finalize the construction of the runway. “The runway will be able to accommodate giant aircraft as big as Boeing B777 jetliner when it is fully completed,” Wondim said.
However, Ethiopian Airlines is under preparation to launch scheduled flight service to Hawassa Airport in the middle of this month. Hanna Atnafu, Ethiopian Corporate Communications Manager, told The Reporter that Ethiopian will launch four weekly flights between Addis Ababa and Hawassa as of April 15 (tentative plan). Hanna said Ethiopian will deploy its Bombardier Q400 turbo prop aircraft on the new route.