ETHIOPIA | Addis Ababa | Bole International Airport


Ground supervisory services based at Bole International Airport supporting trips throughout Ethiopia

Stanley Joseph

Welcome to Ethiopia!

I’d like to extend a warm welcome to East Africa and the “Cradle of Mankind.”

I operate from Addis Ababa (HAAB), the capital of Ethiopia, which means “new flower” in Amharic. The altitude is 2,355m (7,726 ft.), making it the 3rd highest capital city in the world. It’s also the diplomatic capital of Africa.

I’m able to provide ground supervisory services at Bole International Airport as well as throughout the country. I understand the logistical challenges often encountered when operating into Ethiopia, and use my local knowledge and the global resources of Universal to help ensure the success of your missions. You can count on me to help you avoid any unexpected events or delays on the ground, and facilitate your last-minute requests.

I look forward to personally welcoming you to Ethiopia on your next trip.


Tigist Aberra

Senior Universal Aviation Representative, Ethiopia

Three different ways we can take care of your ground support needs throughout Ethiopia

  • We operate a ground supervision service at HAAB.
  • We can send our representative to meet you at any destination.
  • We can help coordinate ground support for any location.


Ground support capabilities

Languages spokenEnglish and Amharic
Customs and immigration?Yes
Contract fuel available?Yes
Conference rooms?Yes
Limousine service and car rental?Yes
Crew accommodation arrangements?Yes
Security arrangements?Yes
Maintenance?Available through Ethiopian Airlines
Direct ramp access?No
Computerized worldwide weather briefings?Yes
Baggage handling?Yes
Permit coordination?Yes
Lav service?Yes
Additional capabilitiesPotable water and aircraft cleaning available

Flight support

RVSM:Please contact us
ACAS/TCAS II:Please contact us
ICAO Annex 16, Chapter II:Please contact us
RNAV5/RNAV10 airspace:Please contact us
8.33 MHz channel spacing:Please contact us
Airport fire protection category:HAAB 7


Directions to Bole International Airport (HAAB)

The airport is located in the Bole district, 8km (5 miles) southeast of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. From the city centre, head southeast along Bole Road / Airport Road and follow the signs to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

Airport address

Bole International Airport
Addis Ababa

Senior Universal Aviation Representative’s contact information

Tigist Aberra
Phone (24h): +251 947 460682
Mobile (24h): +251 911 796399

Location FAQ

Hours of operation0001–2359
Airport restrictions?No restrictions at HAAB, although there are some time restrictions affecting domestic airports
Noise restrictions?None
Slots required?No
VIP passenger lounge?Yes
VIP crew lounge?Yes
Air conditioning?Yes
Internet access/Wi-Fi?No
Digital newspapersNot available
Refreshments?Available at both the VIP and pax terminal lounges
Flight-plan filing?Briefing officers need to see the captain at the time, no matter who is doing the filing
Prayer room?No
VIP catering?Yes

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Contact details for Universal Aviation at HAAB
Contact detailLocation detail
Main office:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Locations served:All of Ethiopia
Radio frequency:N/A
Senior Universal Aviation Representative:Tigist Aberra
Phone:+251 947 460682 (24h) +251 91 937 4303
Mobile:+251 911 796399 (24h)
Fax:+255 282 981 001
Contact us online:E-mail this location
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