Addis Ababa — Ethiopian Airlines will start constructing a new $5bn airport later in 2020, its CEO was quoted as saying on Wednesday, as the rapidly expanding carrier outgrows capacity at its base in Addis Ababa.

The airport, which will cover an area of 35km², will be built in Bishoftu, a town 39km southeast of the capital, and have the capacity to handle 100-million passengers a year, the state-run Ethiopian News Agency quoted Tewolde Gebremariam as saying...

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