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Strong 2022 bounce back for Bahrain International Airport


Bahrain International Airport has revealed that almost three million passengers passed through its facilities in the first half of 2022.

Talking about the airport’s 2022 performance to date, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) CEO, Mohamed Al Binfalah, said: “We can all be proud of how well our airport has performed this year.

“After losing more than 75% of our usual traffic in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we witnessed a recovery in 2021, and now have recorded almost three million passengers during the first six months of the current year.

“We expect to serve approximately 6.5 million passengers by the end of 2022 and hope to be back to serving more than 9 million by the end of 2023.”

Al Binfalah, speaking during a meeting of BAC’s Airport Facilitation Committee, added: “The passenger experience is central to our vision and strategies.

“Our partners play a vital role in building on BIA’s reputation as a friendly and efficient airport, offering the world a gateway to the Kingdom that makes our country proud. However, we must work harder to further exceed expectations.

“This requires a concerted effort from all of us now that we are seeing a return to normalcy and physical meetings, and I am confident we can achieve these goals with teamwork and continued determination.”

The committee, which convened for its first face to face gathering since the start of the pandemic, is tasked with reviewing the operational facilitation of passengers, crew, and baggage at Bahrain International Airport.

It reviewed a range of topics, including BIA’s performance figures for the first half of the year and the recent milestone of achieving Airport Customer Experience Accreditation Level 2, which underscores the efforts of BAC and its partners to deliver an exceptional customer experience.

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