Flights to Lalibela were paused for a few months but continued after reconstruction to the town’s airport. Ethiopian Airlines will now fly to the historic town of Lalibela, known for its rock-hewn churches. The town will receive tourists again and boost its travel industry’s economy by continuing flights.
The Ethiopian city of Roha, now Lalibela, owes its last name to King Lalibela. He ruled the country in the 12th century and was part of the Zagwe dynasty. King Lalibela was the reason for the beautiful architecture found in the city today.
Lalibela has eleven churches & two chapels and is the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” The churches were hand-carved into the rock flake, which was estimated to take around 40,000 years to finish. Lalibela represents the pinnacle of an Ethiopian church-excavating tradition that dates to the arrival of Christianity in 350 AD.