Ethiopia plans to build new airport in Oromia region -Fana

NAIROBI, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Ethiopian Airlines plans to build a new airport with annual capacity of 80 million passengers in Bishoftu, about 48km southeast of the capital Addis Ababa, state-affiliated media said on Tuesday.

Fana Broadcasting Corporation quoted Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam saying that consultation was under way with the Oromia regional state to acquire the land needed for the airport and an accompanying hotel. (Writing by Clement Uwiringiyimana Editing by David Goodman)

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