Bahrain International Airport's new terminal could be delayed until April 2021

Councillors have proposed adding new health facilities

Bahrain International Airport’s new terminal could be delayed until April 2021

The opening of Bahrain International Airport’s new terminal could be delayed until April 2021 after Muharraq Municipal Councillors proposed introducing dedicated health facilities.

The terminal was due to open in March, but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Some councillors believe screening measures should be added to the terminal before the launch, which could lead to delays of up to a year, reports Gulf Daily News.

Others believe the new measures could be added after the launch, meaning the terminal could now open as early as next month.

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Whenever the new terminal does open, it will have 36 passport control booths and 104 check-in counters and will be able to accommodate 14 million passengers a year.

It is also set to have high speed wifi and will be the first in the Middle East to use Enterprise LTE technology.

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