The new terminal at Bahrain International Airport isn’t set to open until March 2020.
But the upgraded road network that will ease congestion and make accessing the airport easier will be completed by the end of the month, the Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Ministry has announced.
The expanded road network partially opened last month, and after the addition of pedestrian and traffic signals the project will be complete, reports Gulf Daily News.
The news comes after the chairman of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry said the new terminal was only “temporary”.
Earlier this week, Sameer Nass told our sister publication Arabian Business that there are plans to build an entirely new airport within a decade.
He said: “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.”
Bahrain International’s new terminal, which is being built at a cost of $1.1billion, will have 36 passport control booths and 104 check-in counters.
It is set to serve 14 million passengers every year.