A new day dawns: Inside Bahrain's new terminal

The opening of a new passenger terminal at Bahrain International Airport has propelled one of the Arabian Gulf’s oldest gateways into the 21st century, reports Heba Hashem

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Bahrain International Airport from the adjacent Dohat Arad Lagoon, a natural ecological reserve known for its birdlife, including flamingos, herons and oystercatchers 
Bahrain Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunication

The Gulf kingdom of Bahrain is kicking off 2021 in style with the grand opening of its new airport passenger terminal, a 2,260,421sq ft building that is four times the size of the existing facility.

Officially opened on January 28, the new terminal is capable of processing 130,000 air traffic movements a year – up from 95,500 in 2019 – and will have a handling capacity of more than 4,700 bags an hour. Airport operations have been moved to the new facility, which will provide an improved customer experience to travellers flying through Bahrain International Airport.

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