The CEO of Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the managing body of Bahrain International Airport, was named ‘Airport Personality of the Year’ at the Emerging Markets Airports Awards presented in Kuwait in 2015. This award was in recognition of the efforts made to make Bahrain Airport (BA) the preferred access point into the Gulf region as well as making the nation a popular tourist and aviation hub in the Middle East, as reported by the BAC website.
BA connects to more than 45 destinations all over the world, serviced by over 40 airlines and running more than 250 flights a week. Gulf Air, the national carrier, operates short flights to Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Muscat, Doha and Kuwait City. Four flights run on the Riyadh route daily.
Bahrain Airport is now a Transit Hub to the Gulf Countries
Passengers can virtually spend their life within the premises, with amenities such as food and beverages, duty free outlets, and facilities for relaxation, work or recreation.
Here are 3 things you can look forward to when you’re next at the Bahrain Airport.
- Lounges: BA currently has three lounges for passengers flying Premium class. Its traditions of hospitality and personalized service reflect the typical Bahraini etiquette. Gulf Air offers some services specifically suited to First and Business class travelers. These include separate sections for privacy and relaxation, shower rooms, a family section complete with toys and video games, all facilities required by businessmen entering the nation and a prayer room for the devout.
The next time you’re waiting for a flight at Bahrain Airport, check out the Dining Room, meant for Falcon Gold passengers. Often, Gulf Air’s Sky Chefs are at hand to cook a personal menu of the choicest Middle Eastern and European dishes.
- Duty Free Shopping: The shopping zone has been in operation since 1990, and offers in-flight services on Bahraini airlines too. You can shop for, jewelry, accessories, liquor and tobacco, as well as confectionery. It is open 24 hours a day.
- Meet and Assist Services: BA offers ‘marhaba’ or welcome services to help you meet and assist your relatives to help them arrive in a safe and comfortable manner in the spirit of traditional Arabic hospitality.
You may also want to learn more about life in Bahrain and tourist destinations for the future. The nation is the next popular emerging market for business and investment, and looks forward to many more GCC citizens taking part in its economy in the near future.