Bahrain Airport Modernization Program

To propel the Kingdom’s rapidly growing aviation sector, the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ embarked on a comprehensive Airport Modernization Program.

The US$1.1 billion Airport Modernization Program (AMP) is one of the most important national development projects in the Kingdom’s history. Designed with projected passenger demands and aviation trends in mind, the AMP includes several strategic projects that enhance Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA) infrastructure, facilities, and services. The crowning jewel is the 210,000 sqm passenger terminal, which increases the airport’s capacity to 14 million passengers per year. The state-of-the-art facility positions BIA as the most modern boutique airport in the Gulf and reinforces its reputation as an attractive hub for airlines and passengers.

Key Stakeholders Bahrain Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications (MTT) Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD)
Cost USD 1.1 Billion
Start of Operations 28 January 2021
Main Infrastructure Facilities 210,000 sqm passenger terminal building with a Supergate, Fire Station, MRO facility, multi-storey car park, and cargo area
Handling Capacity 14 million passengers per year 
130,000 air traffic movement per annum  
4,700 bags baggage handling capacity per peak hour

Last Updated Date:19-09-2021

  • 41,591Total Aircraft Movement in FIR , Apr 2023
  • 608,771Total Passengers, Apr 2023
  • 29,397Total Cargo and Mail, Apr 2023
  • 32,579Monthly Ridership, Apr 2023
  • 81,348,546Total Passengers (Feb 2015 – Apr 2023)
  • Ridership977,355Total Monthly Ridership (April 2023)
  • 22,236General Cargo, Apr 2023
  • 30,316Container Throughput, Apr 2023
  • 61Total Vessels, Apr 2023
  • 100Percentage of Population covered by 5G Network (2022)
  • 83Percent of households passed by fiber-optic broadband network (2022)
  • 100Percent of businesses passed by fiber-optic broadband network (2022)



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