Haile Resort and Awassa Admin. to Rebuilt Airfield

By Hayal Alemayehu & Tewodros Kebkab

Hawassa’s nearly abandoned airfield is getting a facelift with Haile Resort, the recently inaugurated low-rise resort-style hotel, and the town’s administration collaborating to overhaul it to handle aircraft accommodating up to 20 passengers, world marathon record holder and owner of the resort, Haile GebreSilassies, told The Reporter.

Small aircraft in possession of the Ethiopian Airlines and choppers belonging to the Ethiopia Air Forces have been seldom landing at the airstrip located in front of the main campus of Hawassa University.

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The landing field, which will be upgraded to handle smoothly the landing and takeoff of small planes, will cater for tourists and visitors who opt to fly rather than travel by cars to one of the tourist attraction sites in Ethiopia from Addis Ababa.

The upgrading of the airstrip will also expand the services rendered by Haile Resort renders to include air travel.

Haile resort
Haile Resort

It took the Olympic star two-and-half-years to build the Hawassa resort. One of the famous tourist attraction sites in Ethiopia, Hawassa is located 270km from Addis Ababa. The hotel sports 120 rooms and suites, pools, gyms, a mini-golf course and a 600m running trail.

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The multi-million birr airstrip upgrading project is expected to be completed next year.

Source: Reporter

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3 Comments

  1. It’s my plasuer to exprese my heart filling regarding to the new modern Rezort hotel,at Awasa owend by His exlency Great Ethiopian Atlet Haile G/silase.

    with beast
    reards
    Tessema Temtime
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  2. Thank you Haile and city officals of Awassa that city is changing rapidly it looks very different right now i grow up in that city in the 1980’s and return for visit in 2008 and 2009 two times i am proud of them the city is clean and more attractive and city officals are smart and customer service oriented i just walk by and give my comments they serve me well .
    Thank you !

  3. Thank you Haile and city officals of Awassa that city is changing rapidly it looks very different right now I grow up in that city in the 1980’s and return for visit in 2008 and 2009 two times I am proud of them the city is clean and more attractive and city officals are smart and customer service oriented I just walk by and give my comments they serve me well .
    Thank you !

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