Bahrain International Airport’s new terminal set to open by March

Once completed, the terminal will accommodate 14 million passengers a year

Bahrain International Airport’s new terminal set to open by March

The new terminal at Bahrain International Airport is set to open by March 2020, the Crown Prince has revealed.

Speaking at the Government Forum 2019, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister said the expansion project would open in the first quarter of the New Year.

He added that temporary operations are being extended to ensure safety and to make sure all services operate at the required level ahead of the opening.

The new 207,000 sq m terminal will be four times the size of the existing one once complete, and will handle 14 million passengers a year.

There will be 36 passport control booths and 104 check-in counters to make sure everything runs smoothly.

In preparation for the new terminal, an expanded road network is being built.

Last week, the traffic signal junction at the intersection of Airport Highway, Khalifa Al Kabeer Highway and Road 2403 in Muharraq opened.

There are also new baggage restrictions in place that mean any irregular or round items will need to be repackaged before they will be allowed into the luggage handling system.

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