Bahrain (BAH) Airport
Bahrain BAH 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 increasing passenger count (by 2014 reaching 8M), 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.
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.
NOTE: Air service will start, as of late November 2015, to the Middle East & Africa.
The five-star on-airport hotel Movenpick (tel. +972 175 80000) is located opposite the Airport.
Bahrain International Airport has one passenger terminal.
The Arrivals level houses the baggage claim and Security check, with acess to the public area with currency exchange, medical staton, information counter, prayer room and outside taxi stands.
Level 1 of Departures, housing check-in facilities (Business & First-class check-in is to the left), with three separate security checks, currency exchange, medical station, 3 information counters and access after passport check to the boarding gate area, which offers designated WiFi stations.
To the west of the center are airline gates 14 - 11A - near gate 12B is a pharmacy and duty-free shops.
To the east of the center are airline gates 15-17A - with access to gates 36-31. Food & drink is available at check-in and at post-security areas.
Level 2 of Departures houses 2 restaurants; and at east end the lounges reached by elevator: the Gulf Air Lounge (for Gold & Siler Falcon Flyer members), the Marhaba Lounge & the full-service Dilmun Lounge
Present & future Airport developments: Preparatory work on a new passenger terminal* is soon to be completed, while some other airport projects will be ongoing until 2016.
* Ongoing construction on the new & state-of-the-art passenger terminal is tentatively scheduled for completion in 2019 . The new terminal will be four times the size of the current terminal, with an area of of 2M sq.feet, able to accommodate up to 14M passengers annually.