Haile Gebrselassie to partner with Hawassa Administration Bureau to upgrade airfield
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Ã¢â‚¬â€œ EthiopiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s greatest athlete and world marathon record holder Haile Gebrselassie, who recently opened a new resort hotel bearing his name (Haile Resort), has told the weekly Ethiopian Reporter newspaper that he is partnering with the Hawassa Administrative Region Bureau to upgrade cityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s airfield.Ã‚Â
The Hawassa Airport was built in 1988 and currently accommodates small chartered flights.Ã‚Â
Haile said that the project, which is expected to cost several million Birr, could accommodate 20-seater planes when completed.Ã‚Â
He noted that Haile Resort is planning to provide air transportation service to guests, who prefer to fly rather than travel the 275-km from Addis Ababa or other regions by auto.