Bahrain (BIA) Airport
Bahrain BIA Airport Overview
BAH Airport is located on Muharraq Island (on the West coast of the Persian Gulf), only 7 km northeast of Manama.
With two long runways and an estimated average passenger count 5M, Bahrain International Airport is hub for Gulf Air and Bahrain Air, and is served by a multitude of international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe. Gulf Air, however, accounts for more than half of all flights.
A large portion of the Airport's passengers consists of Saudis & Western expatriats who work in the western province of Saudi Arabia, and who use designated buses & limos running along the King Fahd Causeway to/from the Airport.
(a) The Airport charges a departure fee of BD5 per passenger.
(b) To obtain a Visa entering Bahrain, visit the government's immigration site at evisa.gov.bh.
(c) While passenger counts decreased between 2012 & 2013 by 1.4M passengers - the first half of 2014 counted 4.6M passengers, and by year-end 2014 expected to reach 8M.
The five-star on-airport hotel Movenpick (tel. +972 175 80000) is located opposite the Airport.
Bahrain International Airport has one passenger terminal.
Present & future Airport developments: In early Nov. 2014 long-term carpark C was closed in prepartion of the Airport Modernization Program (AMP) starting in early 2015.
As part of phase 1of AMP, all seven air bridges are now in place, and 14 new X-Ray machines were recently added.