15 May, 2019

Bahrain's airport terminal work enters final stage

Work on track to open the new passenger terminal by the fourth quarter of this year

Image used for illustrative purpose. A plane flies past a construction site of a new railway station, after departing from an airport in Hefei, May 14, 2013.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A plane flies past a construction site of a new railway station, after departing from an airport in Hefei, May 14, 2013.

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CONSTRUCTION work at the new airport terminal is in its final stages, it was revealed.

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) chief executive Mohamed Al Binfalah said work was on track to open the new passenger terminal at Bahrain International Airport (BIA) by the fourth quarter of this year.

The $1.1 billion Airport Modernisation Programme (AMP) will include a 4,600sqm departure hall, 104 check-in counters, 36 passport control booths and 24 security screening points.

“We are entering the last stage of construction and right now we are working on the internal set ups within the terminal,” Mr Al Binfalah told the GDN on the sidelines of BAC’s annual Ramadan ghabga.

“This includes third party channels such as retail and food and beverage parties working to set up their units.”

Mr Al Binfalah also said that vendor testing and the commissioning process has started.

“This is an important phase to ensure the installed equipment are ready to operate when we need them,” he added.

“There is lot of training programmes going on within the airport community to help them get used to the new technologies.”

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