Ethiopian Airlines Opens a Five-Star In-Terminal Hotel Inside Addis Ababa International Airport

(Posted 13th September 2022)

The Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest aviation group in Africa, has completed the first
phase of its new In-Terminal Hotel construction. In a continuous effort to ensure the
convenience and comfort of passengers, crews and airlines using Addis Ababa as a hub,
the In-Terminal Hotel construction began in December 2020. The Hotel is physically
connected to Addis Ababa Bole International Departure Terminal 02 with a short walking
distance from departure gate and will be managed by Ethiopian Skylight Hotel as
Ethiopian Skylight In-Terminal Hotel.

The two-phased project reached the completion of the first phase, availing 41 rooms for guests.

The lavish Ethiopian Skylight In-Terminal Hotel will eventually accommodate 97 modern, spacious,
and luxurious rooms, including a restaurant and other facilities. It incorporates various room
categories such as an executive suites, a premium room for the physically challenges guests, 12
interconnected rooms, 30 twin rooms, and 53 double rooms.

The new Ethiopian Skylight In-Terminal Hotel will cater to passengers and crews who do not wish to leave the airport for any reason, enabling the airport to provide the most convenient travel experience possible and making it preferable for seamless connections.

Following the completion of the first phase, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Mesfin
Tasew said, “The extensive Ethiopian network brings millions of passengers through
Addis Ababa each year. As a customer-focused airline, we want our passengers to enjoy
every minute they spend with us, even their transit hours at the airport. The construction
of an In-Terminal Hotel takes transit at Addis Ababa to the next level. It addresses the
industry’s demand and leads us to plan and create efficient and seamless connectivity to
enhance the comfort of passengers. We want passengers to depart from their origin city
without a single worry about their transit time at Addis Ababa Airport should they
choose to stay there as we are waiting for them with a comfortable space where they can
freshen up before boarding their next flight

Starting from now, customers can book the hotel for stays by sending an email to, via online platforms such as Expedia,, and or at Ethiopian Airlines local offices and at Addis Ababa
Interline Desk.

The second phase of the construction, which will avail the remaining 56
rooms, the restaurant and other facilities, will be completed in October of this year.
Owned by Ethiopian Airlines Group, Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, is one of the most
luxurious and largest hotels in Ethiopia. The hotel is located at the heart of Africa’s
diplomatic hub Addis Ababa, just five minutes’ walk away from Bole International
Airport. With outstanding, international-standard facility and services, the luxurious
hotel is suitable for leisure and business needs.

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