Bahrain International Airport’s new terminal gives it the potential to grow and become a firm favourite with passengers over the coming decades, writes Joe Bates.
Bahrain International Airport’s new state-of-the-art terminal is the crowning jewel of a $1.1 billion infrastructure development programme designed to transform it into a world-class boutique airport and a key driver of national economic growth.
When it opened earlier this year, His Excellency, the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications and chairman of Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), Kamal bin Ahmed Mohamed, stated that its impressive new facilities and services would help sustain the growth of Bahrain’s aviation sector for decades to come. “This, in turn, will help drive investment into the Kingdom and stimulate national economic growth in line with Bahrain’s Vision 2030,” he noted.
These sentiments are certainly shared by BAC CEO, Mohamed Al-Binfalah, who believes that the new terminal – the key project of the gateway’s Airport Modernization Program (AMP) – will allow the airport to take a giant step forward in terms of operational efficiency and customer service, helping reinforce Bahrain’s position as a regional aviation hub.
“The first thing that I want to say is that our beautiful new terminal was built in a relatively short space of time and, most importantly, within a well-managed budget,” he enthuses.