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) Q3 of 2019
Main Infrastructure Facilities 210,000 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
  • 8,235Total Aircraft Movement, Jan 2019
  • 867,028Total Passengers, Jan 2019
  • 22,381Total Cargo and Mail, Jan 2019
  • 978,580Monthly ridership, Jan 2019
  • 41,638,499Total Passengers (Feb 2015-Jan 2019)
  • 79,783General Cargo, Apr 2019
  • 33,462Container Throughput, Apr 2019
  • 62Total Vessels, Apr 2019
  • 99Percent Mobile network coverage
  • 57Percent of households passed by fiber-optic broadband network
  • 90Percent of businesses passed by fiber-optic broadband network



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