Ethiopian Airport to Offer Free Wireless Internet Service

Bole Airport, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Bole Airport, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa (ENA) – The Ethiopian Airport Enterprise (EAE) said it is to start providing free wireless internet service at Bole International Airport.

In a press conference she gave here on Tuesday EAE Information and technology service acting head, Birhane Sisay said the service will be launched within a month.

The head said passengers will have access to free internet services in both the old and new terminals.

She said the Ethiopian Information Network Security Agency (INSA) and the Ethiopian Information Technology Agency have been working to launch the service.

EAE public relations head, Wondim Tekilu on his part said Bole International Airport has been chosen among the eastern African countries. Thus , he said the commencement of the service will further enhance its services.

It was noted that Bole International Airport is the main international gateway for the nation and also serving neighboring countries as a hub.

It is also the first airport in Africa to operate Bar Coded Boarding Passes (BCBP) for all international flights, two years ahead of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) deadline of 2010.

The operation of BCBP has simplified the check-in and boarding process for more than 3 million passengers who are currently using Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

The enterprise, currently manages 15 airports, is undertaking reform study that would make it a competent enterprise in Africa in the coming 15 years.