Bahrain Airport Modernization Program

To keep pace with the aviation growth, the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications  has developed a comprehensive project known as the “Airport Modernization Programme”

The project aims at elevating the Bahrain International Airport infrastructure and services. The development project will transform Bahrain International Airport into a facility that is at par with Bahrain’s leading position within the industry. The project will build on the Kingdom’s historical position, transforming it into a vibrant platform for travels and reinforcing the role it plays as Bahrain’s gateway to the world. Upon the project’s completion, it is expected that the airport’s capacity will increase to accommodate 14 million passengers a year.

Key Stakeholders Bahrain Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications (MTT)
Bahrain Airport Company (BAC)
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD)
Cost USD 1.1 Billion
Completion Date (tentative) 2019
Main Infrastructure Facilities 207,000 sqm Main passenger building with Supergate
Fire Station
MRO Facility
Multi-storey car park
Logistics operations and cargo area
Handling Capacity 14 million passengers per year
130,000  air traffic movement per annum 
4700 bags baggage handling capacity per peak hour
  • 8,519Total Aircraft Movement, March 2017
  • 718,214Total Passengers, March 2017
  • 20,747Total Cargo and Mail, March 2017
  • 36,003Daily average ridership, December 2016
  • 18,266,871Total Passengers (Jan-Dec 2016)
  • 55,066General Cargo, April 2017
  • 31,805Container Throughput, April 2017
  • 79Total Vessels, April 2017
  • 99Percent Mobile network coverage
  • 57Percent of households passed by fiber-optic broadband network
  • 90Percent of businesses passed by fiber-optic broadband network