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Bahrain airport sees record Eid rush

Manama, October 21, 2013

Bahrain International Airport (BIA) has registered an increased passenger movement during the Eid Al Adha and Hajj season, which rose to over 13,000 between October 1 and 20.

During the period, the airport received 13,752 pilgrims, including those from Bahrain and transit pilgrims from other countries, said a statement from Bahrain Airport Company (BAC).

BAC is the authority responsible for operating and managing BIA as a world-class airport.  As part of its’ operator role, BAC is responsible for elevating the airport’s infrastructure and services.

The company works hand-in-hand with its’ partners in the private and public sector to facilitate passengers’ movement during busy seasons and ensures safe and efficient travel experience, stated Mohammed Mohamed Thamir Al Kaabi, the VP of Airport Operations at BAC.

He lauded all the employees for their hard work in facilitating the travel movement during one of the busiest times in the airport and catering to the needs of the pilgrims.

Al Kaabi also extended his gratitude to the concerned parties and authorities involved for their active support.

"This is set to improve the Kingdom‘s aviation capabilities; and to cater for the growing number of passengers as well as the changing demands of BIA stakeholders," he added.

The BIA has won various internationally-renowned awards, most recently the Skytrax Award in 2013 for the Middle East’s Best Airport Staff.  It has also received different nominations which ranked BIA in the Skytrax world’s top 100 airports.-TradeArabia News Service




Tags: Bahrain | pilgrims | Eid | Hajj |

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