Bahrain delegation attends Geneva event
Manama, April 25, 2013
A delegation from Bahrain recently participated in the Passenger Terminal Expo and Conference 2013 held in Geneva, Switzerland.
Chief executive of Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), Mohamed Yousif Al-Binfalah, led the delegation.
During the visit, the Kingdom’s economic outlook was discussed and development plans for Bahrain International Airport (BIA) were showcased, a statement from the company said.
The event is a world-leading conference which provides an ideal networking platform. Every year, it brings together key-players in the airport and airlines sectors to showcase the latest innovations and trends.
It also features a conference that includes panel discussions and presentations from industry-leading figures, allowing knowledge-sharing about airport design, planning and development, intermodal transport, commercial development, passenger experience, self-service, check-in and baggage processing.
Al- Binfalah was among the conference panelist, who contributed in the Airport Leaders Forum, the statement said. He shared his insight, while presenting the Bahrain Airport's expansion and refurbishment plans.
BIA is undergoing infrastructural plans that will diversify, improve and expand the airport dramatically. It is in the final stages of the development, and it is anticipated to significantly bolster the airports standing as a regional hub when implemented.
“We are highly committed to providing exceptional travel experience in a secure, safe and comfortable manner. It is very important to learn from industry leaders during such prominent events in order to stay on top of the industry’s trends, and to be updated with latest technological and sustainability developments,” Al- Binfalah said. “This will indeed help us explore the best solutions that we can integrate within our development strategies to maintain BIA as a world-class airport.”
The Bahraini delegation also took part in other conference sessions, where they demonstrated active role during discussions in airport design, airport connections, aviation security, climate change and sustainable planning, commercial development, customer services and passenger experience, management and operations, self-service and baggage processing, airport cluster, new technology systems integration, and passenger processing.
BAC is the authority responsible for enhancing BIA and increasing the airport’s contribution to the local economy in line with Vision 2030. In its’ operational role, BAC is responsible for elevating the airport’s operations, infrastructure and services.
This is set to improve BIA capabilities; and to cater for the growing number of passengers as well as the changing demands of stakeholders.
The culmination of the company’s efforts in managing BIA as a world-class airport has resulted in the win of various internationally-renowned awards, most recently the Skytrax Award for the Middle East’s Best Airport Staff. It has also received different nominations that listed BIA in the Skytrax world’s top 100 airports. – TradeArabia News Service