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
  • 7,103Total Aircraft Movement, Jun 2017
  • 579,511Total Passengers, June 2017
  • 18,843Total Cargo and Mail, June 2017
  • 36,000Daily average ridership, April 2017
  • 22,414,514Total Passengers (Feb 2015-Apr 2017)
  • 35,838General Cargo, May2017
  • 37,520Container Throughput, May 2017
  • 83Total Vessels, May 2017
  • 99Percent Mobile network coverage
  • 57Percent of households passed by fiber-optic broadband network
  • 90Percent of businesses passed by fiber-optic broadband network