Addis Ababa Airport Duty Free

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About Addis Ababa Airport (ADD)

IATA/ICAO Code:
ADD/HAAB
Address:
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
City: Addis Ababa
Country:
Ethiopia
Phone:
+251 11 665 6666
Website: http://addisairport.com/
Arrivals: Addis Ababa Airport (ADD) Arrivals
Departures: Addis Ababa Airport (ADD) Departures
Latitude/Longitude
8.977890015, 38.79930115
Map: Click to view airport map
Reviews:
Addis Ababa Airport Duty Free
1.8 rating based on 12,345 ratings
Overall rating: 1.8 out of 5 based on 10 reviews.
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Addis Ababa Airport (IATA: ADD, ICAO: HAAB), is an airport serving the Addis Ababa area in Ethiopia. Scroll down or click here to see what Addis Ababa Airport shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities we have in our Duty Free Information 2022 Database. Currently in our database we have information on 17 shops, 2 cafes, and 2 restaurants at Addis Ababa Airport. If you believe this data is out of date or incorrect in any way, please contact us and we will get our team of researchers to correct our data.

It has two asphalt runways; one is 3,800 meters long, and the other is 3,700 meters long. It has one terminal and almost 450 daily flights leave the airport. It is the base of the Ethiopian Aviation Academy. Over 12 million passengers were served in 2018.

ADD began in 1960 when there was a need for a runway that could accommodate the Boeing 720. The airport opened its doors in 1962, and by 1997, there was another expansion plan in the works that included redoing the runways, building a new terminal and doubling the height of the control tower. This gave them room for the 747s and the Airbus A340. The new terminal opened in 2003 and became Africa’s largest terminal with the capacity to handle 3,000 passengers an hour. More expansion came in the 2010s when more parking and gates were installed to handle over 22 million passengers.

There is plenty of parking at ADD, and ground transportation options include private blue and white vehicles with set routes, as well as regular taxis.

How far away is Addis Ababa Airport from from the centre of Addis Ababa?

It takes approximately 18 mins to drive the 4.1 mi (6.6 kilometres) between the centre of Addis Ababa and Addis Ababa Airport, making it accessible enough to facilitate and accommodate any travel plans. Make sure you arrive in time to take the opportunity to explore the duty-free shopping opportunities located inside ADD airport, where you can purchase exclusive perfumes and colognes, cigarattes, alcohol, food items, confectionery, and souvenirs from Ethiopia.

What are the parking options at Addis Ababa Airport?

External parking options are available. Don't forget that you can also opt to leave your car at home, thanks to the many public transportation alternatives that can take you to and from Addis Ababa Airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Duty free shopping is when you can purchase goods that have had the duty/tax (usually taxes like import, VAT, and sales tax) waivered by the government, therefore reducing the prices that you would normally expect to pay in a standard shop or website. Duty free shops are usually found at airports or sea terminals, but you can also sometimes purchase duty free goods during international flights or on cruises.

Anyone travelling internationally (between two different countries) is eligible to purchase duty free items.

The term 'duty' refers to the tax that you pay if you bring a product from one country to another. i.e. if you bought some perfume in the United Kingdom, and then flew to Germany you might have to pay tax in both countries. Most governments do not charge the duty on products bought when you are leaving that country, which means that the customer doesn't have to pay the tax twice. This usually only applies when you are leaving the country, i.e. it is for export purposes only.

As the price for items bought in duty free shops often have the duty taken off the RRP, it can make them a lot cheaper than if you bought the goods in a normal shop. However, there are usually limits on how much you can buy on your trip, and these limits will vary from country to country, and also vary from item to item (i.e. there will be different limits on alcohol and cigarettes).

The most popular items in duty free shops are usually the products that are most heavily taxed, i.e. alcohol, perfumes, and tobacco. Duty free inventories will vary from country to country, and also from airport to airport. In larger airports, you may even find different prices in the numerous shops - remember it's always best to shop around! Make sure you check our database to see all the shops at each airport, and then you can invesigate the prices at each one.

Sadly, you can't just turn up at a duty free shop with several empty suitcases and fill them up with goodies! Restrictions will be in place, and these can vary from country to country. You will only be allowed to buy certain amounts of different types of products. Tobacco, alcohol, and perfumes are usually the products that are most likely to be subject to the stricter allowances. Make sure you check whilst purchasing, or else you run the risk of your items being confiscated upon arrival at your destination's customs.

No. Duty free is only available to travellers who are flying from one country to another country.

Yes. Many duty free shops will allow you to pre-order any purchases online before your journey. You will need your boarding pass and passport when you pick the items up from the airport shop.

What is there to do upon arrival at Addis Ababa Airport?

Once you arrive at the airport, you have the option to fuel up for your journey ahead by grabbing a bite to eat at any of the 4 available restaurants and cafes, or why not head straight for the duty-free shopping opportunities at the 17 different shops around Addis Ababa Airport? Get a last-minute gift for a loved one, or spoil yourself with a well-deserved souvenir from your trip.

Addis Ababa Airport shops, restaurants, and facilities

Shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities at Addis Ababa Airport include:

ALFARAG DUTY - FREE
  • +251114394939
  • 24 hours
  • Terminal 1 Departure
ALFARAG DUTY - FREE
  • +251114394939
  • 24 hours
  • Terminal 2 Departure
COUNTRY TRADING /MILLENIUM DUTY FREE SHOP
  • +251912752696
  • 24 hours
  • Terminal 2 Departure
ESKEDAR SOUVENIR
  • +251985725492/+251911205770
  • 24 hours
  • Terminal 2 Departure
ETHIOPIAN TOURIST TRADING ENTERPRISE
  • +251116181055/+251116670712
  • 24 hours
  • Terminal 1 Departure
ETHIOPIAN TOURIST TRADING ENTERPRISE
  • +251116181055/+251116670712
  • 24 hours
  • Terminal 2 Departure
ETHIOPIAN TOURIST TRADING ENTERPRISE
  • +251116650648
  • 24 hours
  • Terminal 2 Departure
GENET SOLOMON SOUVENIR SHOP
  • +251922105844
  • 24 hours
  • Terminal 1 Departure
HARRO COFFEE
  • +251930004152
  • 24 hours
  • Terminal 2 Departure
HL TRADING
  • +251911618735/+251911686503
  • 24 hours
  • Terminal 2 Departure
KASS SPORT
  • +251118787785
  • 24 hours
  • Terminal 2 Departure
London Café & Satellite Restaurant
  • +251947978727/+251961254921
  • 24 hours
  • Terminal 1 Departure, VIP
London Café & Satellite Restaurant
  • +251947978727 / +251961254921
  • 24 hours
  • Terminal 2 Departure, VIP
MINI MARKET
  • +251911204606
  • 24 hours
  • Terminal 1 Departure
NN DUTY - FREE SHOP
  • +251911317691
  • 24 hours
  • Terminal 2 Departure
ONE KOO COFFEE
  • +251911311412
  • 24 hours
  • Terminal 1 Departure
PHARES TRADING ELECTRONICS & BOOK SHOP
  • +251932511065
  • 24 hours
  • Terminal 2 Departure
ROOT BUSINESS GROUP
  • +251911321818
  • 24 hours
  • Terminal 2 Departure
TILLA AIRPORT SPA
  • +25911605989
  • 24 hours
  • Terminal 1 Departure
WBC THE REAL LEATHER SHOP
  • +251944120119/+251116650490
  • 24 hours
  • Terminal 2 Departure
YABOGERED CULTURAL CLOTHS/SOUVENIR
  • +251116650575
  • 24 hours
  • Terminal 2 Departure
Addis Ababa Airport Reviews

★★☆☆☆
Même les longs courriers ne sont pas tous au contact et l'aéroport n'a pas les moyens de ses ambitions de hub avec des capacités d'accueil trop limitées par rapport aux correspondances offertes. Des contrôles de sécurité très tatillons (on vous fera enlever vos sandales) et inutilement multipliés. Mais l'efficacité est là.
- Francois-Marie Perrin

★★★★☆
(from 2012) - depends which terminal you end up in. The old one is not so good...the new one is brilliant and I was happy to spend the 4 hour layover browsing around or grabbing a drink in the bar. Clean, efficient and friendly staff.
- Alex Djaferis

★★☆☆☆
The boarding was chaos and out of control. the passengers were just rushed down to the gate, not priority for business class passengers. A very bad experience I never experienced in my travels before....
- Chris

★☆☆☆☆
For a big transit hub it's a shocker. About 6 toilets to serve the whole terminal. There's no wifi or any food or retailers beyond security. Bring manual entertainment if you have a long wait
- Hugh

★☆☆☆☆
The most painstaking hub you'll ever visit. Just a handful of toilets, no internet except in one pricey cafe in departures, and visa on arrival queue moves at a snails pace requiring about 3 different staff interactions per visa.
- Hugh

★☆☆☆☆
So disorganised. People going down escalators into queues that aren't moving and there's no stop button. Cafe staff at the London Cafe take an eternity to serve your food, utensils and Bill.
- Hugh

★☆☆☆☆
Nightmarish to transit in. If in transit for over 8 hours on Ethiopian, you are eligible for a hotel and free entry visa. Fort the free entry visa, you need to get a green voucher on the Ethiopian transfer desk. Request hotel voucher at departure airport. In Addis request to have your passport stamped, and don`t get to the visa on arrival line. Some of the staff have no clue of their own processes, beware. Also, the only currency accepted airside is USD. No working wifi throught the airport.
- JWalker

★★★☆☆
no (working) free wifi, only one restaurant brand (with 3 identical restaurants 50m from each other)
- dm-photo

★☆☆☆☆
Awful airport. Worst ive been to out of 86 airports. Delayed flight, no info. No seats. Overcrowded.
- Ville Grandin

★★☆☆☆
Poor airport, a shame as Ethiopian aren't a terrible airline however due to this airport I would not fly with them via Addis again.
- Edward
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