Ethiopia temporarily closes Bole airport to civilian aircraft over mist

Ethiopia airlines said all flights have been diverted to nearby airports.

In Summary

•The airline apologized for any inconveniences caused.

•“We will keep you updated on the status of the flights,” the airline said.

Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa
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Ethiopia has temporarily closed Bole International Airport to civilian aircraft due to bad weather.

In a statement on Monday, Ethiopia airlines said all flights have been diverted to nearby airports.

There was severe fog and heavy rain on Sunday overnight that forced the aviation to reroute all flights.

Passengers were seen complaining about the flights as planes were orbiting at Bole International Airport.

Two Ethiopian Airlines flights and one from Turkish Airlines were scheduled to land at Bole Airport could not do so over the weather.

“Out of an abundance of caution, flights heading to Addis Ababa are diverting to nearby airports due to bad weather at around Bole Airport,” the airline said.

“As safety is our top priority, flights to Addis Ababa are now landing at alternate airports and will be back to their original destination when the weather improves.”

The airline apologised for any inconveniences caused.

“We will keep you updated on the status of the flights,” the airline said.