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Bahrain Airport to expand capacity by 50%

28-Jun-2011 8:58 AM

Bahrain Airport Company announced (27-Jun-2011) the formal launch of the Bahrain International Airport (BIA) expansion project, which will boost capacity  from 9 million passengers p/a to 13.5 million. Dar Al Handasah has been appointed to lead the BHD4.4 million (USD11.7 million) design phase of the expansion. Dar Al Handasah won the competitive tender through the Bahrain Tender Board, over four other bidders. It is expected to take nine months to complete this initial phase, Dar Al Handasah will also supervise the construction of the extension as part of its contract. The expanded BIA is expected to be complete by 2015. The expansion will add 40,000sqm to the airport, including more than 3000sqm of new retail facilities. It will also create up to five additional contact gates, nine remote gates and 40 more check-in counters, as well as an enlarged transfer facility. [more]