The airport started operation in January 2003 and is one of the most convenient and welcoming airports in the continent. The facilities are designed to speed up your departure and arrival.
The Airport terminal had arrival and departure halls for international and domestic passengers, a VIP salon, airport security office, and a number of offices and desks for different airlines and airways, customs, Immigration and Nationality Affairs Authority, airport customs office and counter, postal office, banks, duty free and other types of shops like jewelries, cultural clothes, and souvenirs, as well as bars and restaurants. Air traffic control tower with a height of 11 meters and a fire fighting and rescue building were also constructed.
With such facilities, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport became the main international gateway for the nation.
Terminal II of the new Addis Ababa Bole International Airport is dedicated to render service for international flights while Terminal I services all domestic flights. Terminal I located at the old airport building and it is handling all domestic and regional flights.