BAC showcases Bahrain’s aviation sector
Manama, March 28, 2013
Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), which manages the operations of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), showcased the kingdom’s aviation capabilities on the sidelines of the recent Routes Asia 2013 in India.
BIA caters for 38 international airlines, utilising the country’s strategic location in the Arabian Gulf and linking between the East and the West.
Mohammed Khalil, vice president of Commercial and Marketing at BAC commented on the visit and confirmed the importance of Asian markets to the local aviation industry.
The average number of passengers passing through BIA from and to 51 destinations reaches up to 8 million a year, whereas 2 million of those are traveling from and to Asian countries.
“The event was an ideal networking platform for us. We have met representatives from international airlines, where we delivered a full brief about BIA services provided for airlines and passengers alike,” Khalil said.
“The latest statistics on our key markets as well as destinations served were also presented, which eventually provided the participations with a full picture about the business and investment opportunities available for them in Bahrain.”
Routes Asia 2013 is a prominent aviation event that brings together more than 500 key players in the airline and airport industry from Asia and also from Europe for strategic networking on air service development. – TradeArabia News Service