Bahrain Airport Modernization Program

To propel the Kingdom’s rapidly growing aviation sector, the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ embarked on a comprehensive Airport Modernization Program.

The US$1.1 billion Airport Modernization Program (AMP) is one of the most important national development projects in the Kingdom’s history. Designed with projected passenger demands and aviation trends in mind, the AMP includes several strategic projects that enhance Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA) infrastructure, facilities, and services. The crowning jewel is the 210,000 sqm passenger terminal, which increases the airport’s capacity to 14 million passengers per year. The state-of-the-art facility positions BIA as the most modern boutique airport in the Gulf and reinforces its reputation as an attractive hub for airlines and passengers.

Key Stakeholders Bahrain Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications (MTT) Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD)
Cost USD 1.1 Billion
Start of Operations 28 January 2021
Main Infrastructure Facilities 210,000 sqm passenger terminal building with a Supergate, Fire Station, MRO facility, multi-storey car park, and cargo area
Handling Capacity 14 million passengers per year 
130,000 air traffic movement per annum  
4,700 bags baggage handling capacity per peak hour

Last Updated Date:19-09-2021

  • 41,035Total Aircraft Movement in FIR , Jul 2022
  • 681,599Total Passengers, Jul 2022
  • 16,721Total Cargo and Mail, Jul 2022
  • 28,866Monthly Ridership, Aug 2022
  • 73,598,769Total Passengers (Feb 2015 – Aug 2022)
  • 77,028General Cargo, Aug 2022
  • 32,398Container Throughput, Aug 2022
  • 52Total Vessels, Aug 2022
  • 100Percentage of Population covered by 5G Network (2022)
  • 83Percent of households passed by fiber-optic broadband network (2022)
  • 100Percent of businesses passed by fiber-optic broadband network (2022)



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