The British Aviation Group (BAG) hosted an industry briefing which set out the opportunities for UK companies in Bahrain.  Companies were invited to attend an Airport Sector Briefing and also book 1:1 meetings with the delegates.

Bahrain Opportunities
Bahrain International Airport (BIA) is a vital component of Bahrain’s economy, with its strategic geographical location in the heart of the Arabian Gulf. The expansion project will build on this historical position, transforming it into a vibrant platform for travellers and reinforcing the role it plays as Bahrain’s gateway to the world. The BIA expansion project will provide much needed capacity to the existing terminal with additional gates, retail, F&B, passenger amenities and upgrades in safety and security measures.

Plans are underway to increase the capacity of Bahrain airport from the current 4.5 million to 13.5 million with a much larger terminal building.  Besides the increased capacity there are plans to improve the passenger experience, building operations efficiency, security  and  expand retail operations.

Expansion Project in Numbers
• Additional Capacity: 50%
• Total Passenger capacity after completion: 13.5 million Annually
• Additional terminal Built-up area: 90,000 sqm
• Refurbished existing area: 40,000 sqm
• Additional economy check in counters: 26
• Additional First & Business check in counters: 15
• Additional contact gates: 5 (adding to the existing 7)
• Additional remote departure gates: 12 (replacing the existing 6)
• Additional baggage reclaim belts: 4 (adding to the existing 5)
• Additional retail space: approximately 10,000 sq. m


 Bahrain-Airport-Sector-briefing---AGENDA.pdf (54 KB)

 Bahrain-Airport-Sector-Briefing---DELEGATE-LIST.pdf (67 KB)



HE Kamal Kamal bin Ahmed Mohamed, Minister of Transportation

Mr Mohamed Yousif Al-Binfalah, CEO, Bahrain Airport Company
t: +973 17 353300

 Regeneration-of-Bahrain-International-Airport.pdf (1 MB)

Miss Emma Parsons, Business Development Manager - UK, Bahrain Economic Development Board
t: + 44 (0) 7818 095 233

 Bahrain-Economic-Development-Board.pdf (2 MB)

Mrs Heather Hopper, Deputy Head UK Trade & Investment, British Embassy Bahrain
t: +973 1757 4124


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