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Bahrain airport set for major upgrade, cost $2 billion

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Bahrain International Airport (BIA) is set for a major overhaul during the next five years as it moves to upgrade its facilities and expand passenger capacity through an airport modernisation programme.

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The work will involve a comprehensive redevelopment of the airport to boost passenger and cargo capacity. The cost of the upgrade has been estimated at around $2 billion and once completed, will boost capacity to 13.5 million passengers a year and increase in cargo traffic.

A key event next year being organised by Arabian Reach in association with the Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) will be a showcase of the opportunities that would be created due to the expansion.

Bahrain is a hub with closest links between road, sea and aviation in the region, making the kingdom a strategically attractive place to access $1.5 trillion Arabian Gulf market, organisers said.

The aviation and logistics industry is getting bigger due to massive investments in airports expansion and new developments that are needed to accommodate the growth in air traffic in the region.

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