Newly built airport terminal will be operational from January, 28th

Source24×7 News

Muharraq: Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), airport’s operator and managing body, on Wednesday announced that Airport operations will be transferred to Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA) new passenger terminal on January, 28th, 2021. The transfer to the state-of-the-art facility is a major step towards achieving the Kingdom’s ambitious Economic Vision 2030 diversification and sustainability goals of developing its position as a financial, cultural, and aviation centre in the region. The  new  terminal  is  one  of  the  most  important  components  of  the US$1.1  billion Airport Modernization Programme, which is designed to enhance the airport’s strategic position, stimulate national economic growth, and drive investment into the Kingdom, in line with Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030. His  Excellency  the  Minister  of  Transportation  and  Telecommunications  and  BAC Chairman, Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed emphasized that the launch of the new terminal will be a major contributor to trade, supporting the growth tourism and travel for decades to come. HE the Minister also expressed his confidence that coordination between airport stakeholders will contribute to the smooth transition from the current airport to the new facility.

Spanning 210,000 square meters, the new terminal is four times larger than the existing airport and will increase BIA’s capacity to 14 more...