The new Bahrain International Airport terminal has been inaugurated.
The new passenger terminal at Bahrain International Airport began operations on January 28, marking a new era for the airline sector of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The new terminal is four times larger than the old airport and is designed to provide a more personal, Bahraini atmosphere.
Equipped with the latest technologies on the market, the new terminal can process up to 14 million passengers a year, offering a hassle-free airport experience and the highest luxury standards.
Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, operated the first commercial flight from the new terminal of Bahrain International Airport. Flight GF2130 took off for Delhi at 14:35 local time, being operated by an Airbus A320neo aircraft.
The first flight that landed at the new terminal was another Gulf Air flight that arrived from Lahore. Flight GF765 landed at 14:50 local time, being performed with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
At the same time, Gulf Air operated the last flight from the old terminal. The GF504 flight to Dubai, operated by an Airbus A320neo aircraft, took off at 10:55 local time. With these operations, Gulf Air began a new chapter in the history of aviation in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The project was funded by the Abu Dhabi Development Fund.
The project was funded by the Abu Dhabi Development Fund (ADFD), which also funds the Airport Modernization Program (AMP). The $ 1.1 billion grant was provided as part of the GCC Bahrain Development Program. Launched in February 2016, AMP is the largest investment in the aviation sector in Bahrain to date.
The transfer to the new terminal brings the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications, as well as its partner, closer to completing the MPA, which includes several other strategic projects, such as the development of a farm complex that will strengthen Bahrain's position as a center for aviation fuel services. CCG and a private aviation terminal serving business people and private aircraft owners.