Bahrain (BIA) Airport
Bahrain BIA Airport Overview
Bahrain International Airport BIA, managed by Bahrain Airport Company, is now the dominant hub airport in the Middle East. Its strategic location in the northern region of the Persian Gulf--and 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. Skytrax World Airport has named it as the Best Middle East Airport in 2010.
The Airport is located on Muharraq Island (on the West coast of the Persian Gulf), is 7 km northeast of the capital city of Manama, situated on the northern tip of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
With two long runways and 8.5 million passengers in 2012, 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.
Note: (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.
The five-star on-airport hotel Movenpick (tel. +972 175 80000) is located opposite the Airport.
Bahrain International Airport: has presently one passenger terminal.
Parking options at Bahrain International: (Details are in the parking section.)
Rental carconters for major agencies are located in the Arrivals Concourse of of the passenger terminal's ground level.
To get from Bahrain Airport to your destination you can rent a car, take a taxi, or a limo. Metered taxis charge by first period 6am-10pm; or second period 10pm-6am (which costs more).
1. For limousine service contact either Limousina at 17329386 /fax 88, or Bahrain Limo at 17329211 /fax 17321294.
2. Saudis and Western expatriats working in the western province of Saudi Arabia can use designated buses & limos running along the King Fahd Causeway to/from the Airport.
Future Airport Developments: Over the next few years, Bahrain Airport intends to undertake expansion projects increasing its terminal facilities by 50 percent and boosting passenger capacity from 9 to 13.5 million a year. All this is planned for completion by 2015.
Manama, Muharraq Island
- Website for Bahrain: http://www.bahrainairport.com
- Contact: http://www.bahrainairport.com/bia/public_relations.php
- Phone: +973 17 353319
Bahrain BIA Airport Update History
- BIA Airports - Oct 28, 2013
- BIA Airlines Served - Jul 1, 2013
- BIA Airport Intro - Jun 12, 2013
- BIA Main Terminals - Jun 12, 2013