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Ethiopia Transportation - 2024


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National air transport system

number of registered air carriers: 1 (2020)

inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers: 75

annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers: 11,501,244 (2018)

annual freight traffic on registered air carriers: 2,089,280,000 (2018) mt-km

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix



57 (2024)


1 (2024)


total: 659 km (2017) (Ethiopian segment of the 756 km Addis Ababa-Djibouti railroad)

standard gauge: 659 km (2017) 1.435-m gauge

note: electric railway with redundant power supplies; under joint control of Djibouti and Ethiopia and managed by a Chinese contractor


total: 180,000 km (2023)

Merchant marine

total: 12 (2023)

by type: general cargo 10, oil tanker 2

Ports and terminals

Ethiopia is landlocked and uses the ports of Djibouti in Djibouti and Berbera in Somalia

NOTE: The information regarding Ethiopia on this page is re-published from the 2024 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Ethiopia 2024 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Ethiopia 2024 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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