Bahrain International Airport (BIA) has handled 920,210 passengers on 9,176 flights with 20 commercial airlines since the opening of the new passenger terminal six months ago, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) has said.
The figures represent a major achievement and reflect an uptick in travel despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, reported BNA.
Although global passenger traffic has yet to reach pre-pandemic levels because of worldwide travel restrictions, BIA continues to provide a world-class travel experience while showcasing Bahrain’s heritage and its advancements in aviation, BAC said.
The transfer to the new terminal in January brought BAC and its partners a step closer to the completion of the $1.1 billion Airport Modernisation Programme (AMP).
Alongside the terminal, the AMP includes several other projects such as the development of a Fuel Farm Complex that will reinforce Bahrain’s position as a centre of aviation fuel services in the GCC, and a private aviation terminal serving businessmen and private aircraft owners.
The new terminal is four times the size of the old airport.
Equipped with the latest technologies and supported by advanced infrastructure, it increases the airport’s capacity to more than 14 million passengers per year, delivering a hassle-free airport experience. With the focus on innovation, efficiency, and culture, BAC’s goal is to ensure that BIA stands out as a best-in-class airport that reflects the Kingdom’s distinct character and cements its reputation as a regional financial, cultural, and aviation centre.