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Formal transfer of control to Bahrain Airport Company


The formal transfer of operational management of Bahrain International Airport (BIA) from the Bahrain Civil Aviation Authority to Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) was conducted on 12-Jul-2009. BAC, formed in 2008 by the Bahrain national investment company, Mumtalakat, will manage all operations at the airport, allowing the CAA to focus on regulation and aviation policy. [873 words]

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  • Bahrain passenger traffic drops firmly into negative territory
  • New Gulf Air strategy affects growth
  • Struggling in comparison to its neighbours
  • Competing home carriers
  • More development for BIA

Graphs and data:

  • Bahrain International Airport passenger numbers and growth: Jan-08 to Jun-09
  • Bahrain, Abu Dhabi and Dubai passenger growth rates: Jan-2009 to Jun-2009
  • Gulf Air & Bahrain Air competing routes & frequencies
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