Last month we brought you the news that the new terminal at Bahrain International Airport is set to open by March 2020.
And now the chairman of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry has claimed those improvement works are “temporary” and a new airport will be built within a decade.
Sameer Nass told our sister site Arabian Business: “There are plans to build a whole new airport and new runways, which will be about ten years down the road.
“Now, what we’re doing, this new airport terminal, demolishing the existing terminal and rebuilding it, that will sustain us for the next ten years.”
Nass did not say where the new airport would be built or when construction
The new terminal at Bahrain International Airport, which is being built at a cost of $1.1billion, will serve 14 million passengers every year.
There will be 36 passport control booths and 104 check-in counters, and an expanded road network is currently being built to facilitate the increase in traffic.
So far, the airport traffic signal junction at the intersection of Airport Highway, Khalifa Al Kabeer Highway and Road 2403 in Muharraq have opened.