Bahrain International airport, a new world-class facility

Launching its operation in 2020, the new 207,000 square meters terminal will be one of the largest construction projects ever undertaken in the Gulf kingdom.

With a capacity of 14 million passengers a year, the new airport will provide passengers with a unique world-class travel experience.

Key project figures

  • 2 premium class check-in halls and over one 100 check-in counters


  • 36 passport control booths and 5 e-gates


  • A world-class retail area and an arrival duty free


  • 24 jetty served gates


  • Multiple lounges, including 2 business class check-in lounges


  • 8 baggage reclaim belts


  • A multistory Car Park

A growing traffic hub

Passengers in 2019
Passengers compared to 2018


BAC 2019

Bahrain International Airport, at the crossroads of a global traffic


Key airlines

BIA is the home of Gulf Air, the national flag-carrier for the country, which operates more than 2,270 monthly flights to 46 destinations across the Gulf and worldwide. BIA is also a key link in the networks of international carriers totaling 26 operating airlines in all

Bahrain International Airport, the first airport in the Arabian Gulf



  • 1927: first charter flight landed in Bahrain


  • 1932: first scheduled commercial flight en-route from London to Delhi


  • 1950: establishment of Gulf Aviation Company


  • 1961: new passenger terminal


  • 1994: new US$100 million terminal with a capacity of 9 million PAX a year

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