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When is the best time to fly to Mekele?

Flights to Mekele, Ethiopia, can vary as follows. A one-stopover flight from London, United Kingdom, via Addis Ababa to Mekele, Ethiopia, takes about 11h 30m. From London Heathrow Airport via Frankfurt and Addis Ababa, you will be touching down in Alula Aba Nega Airport, Mekele, just over 14 hours 15 minutes after take-off. A flight from Manchester via Brussels and Addis Ababa will take about 12 hours 50 minutes. If you have a flexible schedule, why not take a flight to Doha from Manchester and have a chance to explore The Middle East. However, this route may take up to 17 hours, so consider the flexibility of your schedule.

Alula Aba Nega Airport is the main airport in Mekele city. The airport operates flights towards international and domestic destinations, including Addis Ababa, Manchester, and London. Alula Aba Nega Airport is about a few miles away from Mekele city centre. Several airlines offer direct Mekele flight deals from Manchester and London to Mekele. You can take an indirect flight to Mekele, Ethiopia, from Manchester through London and Addis Ababa but expect a longer travel duration due to waiting durations and stopovers.

The cheapest day to depart from United Kingdom to Mekele is on a Monday. Travellers who choose to depart for Mekele on a Monday will often find tickets for as low as £534. On the other hand, Friday is the most expensive day to depart from United Kingdom because it is more convenient for both business and leisure travellers. As a result, prices tend to be around £819.

Those flying to Mekele could potentially find better pricing at Axum Airport (65 mi from Mekele city centre) or Indaselassie Airport (90 mi from Mekele city centre), depending on the month and departure airport.

Which airlines fly to Mekele?

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Which airlines fly to Mekele?

For flights from United Kingdom to Mekele, most momondo users will book with popular airline such as Ethiopian Air. Depending on what airport you fly from, you may have other airlines to choose from.

Airports near Mekele

Below you will find all the airports in Mekele along with their distance from the city centre

How do you get to the city centre from Alula Aba Nega Airport?

Alula Aba Nega Airport, Mekele, is a mid-sized airport located about a few miles southeast of Mekele city. The easiest way to get out of Alula Aba Nega Airport to the city centre is through a taxi service, such as Kiwitaxi or Hoppa. Make the most out of your stay at Mekele city by renting a car. A rental car lets you get to any place you would want to explore in the city quickly and hassle-free. Popular car hire services in Alula Aba Nega Airport include Europcar, Sixt, and Holydaycars.

Visa requirements for visiting Mekele

All nationals must have a valid passport with at least six months left to enter Mekele, Ethiopia. Similarly, all nationals except those of Djibouti and Kenya must have a visa before travelling to Ethiopia. However, all citizens of African Union countries can now get Ethiopian visas on arrival. The move has made it easier for Africans to visit Addis Ababa, the AU’s headquarters. All nationals of African nations except the Central African Republic and Morocco can get a tourist visa on arrival at Alula Aba Nega Airport, Mekele. However, you must provide two passport photographs to get a visa valid for up to 30 days. Permanent residents of the UK, the US, China, Canada, and several other countries must provide an invitation letter to be issued a visa on arrival.

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Best things to do and see in Mekele

Ethiopia is a lovely nation, with so many tourist attractions. There are so many things and activities to do in Mekele, including feeding wild hyenas. Head to the Simien Mountains, a UNESCO-listed park where you can spot Gelada Baboons. It offers tourists incredible high altitude and hiking views. Watching Gelada Baboons as they feed will make a trip to Mekele city even more fun. Dining at the famous Geza Gerlase, a cultural restaurant, will be an opportunity to enjoy Ethiopia’s dishes. It is a meat-only restaurant that opens throughout the week. Cultural dances that are hosted every Saturday and Sunday will keep you engaged throughout your stay in the city.

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