Bahrain International Airport is a very important airport of the Middle East. It is very strategically located in the Northern Gulf between the major markets of Saudi Arabia and Iran. The airport offers well-connected flights to all the important destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia, and the Far East. The airport is located on the island of Muharraq which is about 7 km from the capital city of Manama.
Bahrain International Airport is an import center of commercial aviation in the Gulf region. A number of international airlines use Bahrain airport as their regional hub. More than three million tons of cargo passes through Bahrain Airport every year. The airport has also been designated as a super-hub for DHL Couriers. This airport handles more than 4.2 million passengers every year. This figure is really incredible for a country of this size. The Bahrain Airport Promotions Group ensures that Bahrain Airport operates efficiently and all the requirements of the passengers are met with.
In recent times, the airport has seen an immense increase in passenger growth. To cater to this increasing demand, the airport has undertaken an expansion program. This expansion will enable the airport to handle, hold your breath, 45 million passengers a year.
The terminal of Bahrain airport has three lounges on the upper level for the first and business-class passengers. The first class lounge offers waiter service and has a separate family room and an electronic video games room. There are two other lounges which have Wi-Fi, family rest rooms, shower facilities and satellite TV. Banking, forex facilities, and cash machines are also available here. Duty-free shops, restaurants, and prayer rooms are available here for the passengers.
Bahrain International Airport has a parking facility for 900 cars which is proposed to be increased to 3000 cars. The terminal has 7 air bridges which are proposed to be increased to 14.