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Bahrain (BIA) Airport

Bahrain BIA Airport Overview

Bahrain International Airport BAH serves the Kingdom of Bahrain and its capital city Manama, is  the dominant hub airport in the Middle East - managed by Bahrain Airport Company. Its strategic location in the northern region of the Persian Gulf - between major markets of Saudi Arabia and Iran - enables it to offer a high range and frequency of regional air services with convenient connections to major international destinations in Europe, Asia , Africa , the Far East and Australia.

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
(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.

Future Airport Developments:  In September 2014 it floated a tender for the construction of a new terminal.

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