Bahrain International Airport’s new terminal will be disabled-friendly

Bahrain Airport Company made the announcement on World Disabled Day

Bahrain International Airport’s new terminal will be disabled-friendly

Bahrain International Airport’s new terminal will be disabled-friendly, the Bahrain Airport Company has announced.

The terminal, which is set to open by March 2020, will “deliver a more comfortable and convenient travel experience for passengers with reduced mobility”.

Disabled passengers will have dedicated check-in and immigration counters, plus seating areas inside the building.

On top of this, there will be customised restrooms and e-gates than can be used by people in a wheelchair.

Even getting to the airport will be easier, as there will be easy car access at departures and arrivals.

Bahrain Airport Company announced the facilities on Instagram on World Disabled Day yesterday.

In October, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister said the expansion would open in the first quarter of 2020.

Able to accommodate 14 million passengers a year, the new terminal will cover 207,000 sq m – four times the size of the existing terminal.

Last month, the chairman of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry described the new terminal as “temporary”.

Sameer Nass said there are plans to build an entirely new airport within a decade while chatting to our sister publication Arabian Business.

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