Ethiopia will be set to complete expansion work on Addis Ababa Bole International Airport in 2018 and is planning to commission a new facility to meet rising demand.
According to the data from Global Construction Review (GCR), Bole handled fewer than a million passengers a year in the last decade, but that rose to 7 million in 2014, and the number of passengers is expected to continue increasing by 18 per cent a year.
In addition, Plans are needing to be done to build another international airport in Ethiopia, one that could serve 70 million a year, which is about equivalent to London Heathrow.
This news story is belonging to development and its definition is sustainable development. From this news we can see that the economy of Ethiopia has increased rapidly, and it can represent that the travel industry in Ethiopia is improving to some extent. The report just focus on the economy and the development, however, it does not notice what will happen to the environment if they build such large airports.
As the concept of Lugo-Ocando (2015), development saw as growth (according to the Western model) instead of control over environment. From my perspective, developing economy is the most significant thing to Ethiopia and this report wants to inform big changes in the aircraft industry in Ethiopia.
Note: Lugo-Ocando, J. (2015). Blaming the Victim: How Global Journalism Fails Those in Poverty. London: Pluto Press (Chapters 3 + Conclusion).