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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 of 8.5 million, 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

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:  Over the next few years, Bahrain Airport intends to undertake expansion projects, increasing its terminal facilities by 50 percent, replacinboarding bridges, and boosting passenger capacity from 9 to 13.5 million a year. All this is planned for completion by 2015. 

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