Portrait of an Ethiopian in the path between Bahir Dar and Blue Nile Falls. Bahir Dar offers a small daily market and weekly one larger. How much further with some hotels built around the lake, and various music clubs. In turn, is home to Bahir Dar University, founded in 2000 on the basis of former Bahir Dar Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1963. Currently Bahir Dar University has four faculties: Education, Engineering, Economics and Business and Law. The city is equipped with an airport with paved runways, identified by ICAO code and IATA HABD BJR. Ethiopian airlines operate scheduled flights between Bahir Dar and the capital as well as with Gondar to the northwest. The city is also connected through roads and bus routes to Addis Ababa and Gondar.