A new state-of-the-art terminal has been opened for service at Gode Ugaas Miraad Airport in Ethiopia

The project, which took three years, resulted in not only a new terminal building, but a new apron with the capacity to handle four De Havilland Q400 or B737 aircraft at a time, ancillary buildings such as an airport rescue and firefighting station, a water reservoir, and parking areas, among other things.  

Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mesfin Tasew said: “This will upgrade the airport experience of our passengers travelling to and from Gode. It is also a step forward in the work we do to elevate our domestic airport facilities to a higher level. The inauguration of this new terminal showcases our commitment to enhancing our domestic operations alongside our international ones.

“Gode will neither be the only nor the last airport we will work on constructing and/or renovating. Construction of similar airport terminal is progressing well at Jinka, Kombolcha, Goba/Robe and Bahir Dar airports.”

Ethiopian Airlines plays a significant role in regional connectivity with its more than 22 destinations in the country. The carrier operates daily flights to/from Gode, the third airport in Somali Regional State next to Jigjiga and Kebridahar.

Since the acquisition of the Ethiopian Airports Enterprise by Ethiopian Airlines Group as a Strategic Business Unit (SBU) in 2017, Ethiopian Airlines Group has taken over the administrative role including construction and renovation projects of airports in the country.


Gode Airport is in Somali Regional State
Gode Airport is in Somali Regional State Ethiopian Airlines Group