Sun, 10 January 2021
His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, has directed that operations of the new Passenger Terminal Building should begin on 28 January after a tour of the Bahrain International Airport.
During a visit to review developments on the Airport Expansion Project and the readiness of the new building, HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister also noted that such strategic infrastructure projects further reflect the Kingdom’s progress in developing its national economy and supporting its comprehensive development.
Prince Salman praised the project, which aims to enhance Bahrain’s connectivity and further strengthens its position as an increasingly important hub in the region. Moreover, the project provides quality opportunities for citizens within the Kingdom’s logistics sector, a key priority sector of Bahrain’s diversifying economy.
The new Passenger Terminal Building has been designed and constructed using the latest in innovative technologies and consistent with international standards and environmental best practice and is four times the size of the current building, with increased capacity of 14 million passengers annually.
The Airport Expansion Project is one of the Kingdom’s largest national development projects within air transportation in the last 20 years.
Furthermore, the project includes a central utility complex, 5,500 parking spaces, a greatly expanded duty-free shopping area, two reception and hospitality lounges for first class and business class travellers, a private aviation building providing services for private jet owners and passengers, in addition to a central security gate, a private building for rescue and firefighting services and an aviation fuel field.