Bahrain may start construction on second airport in 2030

The kingdom is mulling the launch of a second airport as its current int'l aviation hub nears its Q3 2019 completion deadline

A new passenger terminal is being built at Bahrain's BAH.
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A new passenger terminal is being built at Bahrain's BAH.

Bahrain is mulling the construction of a second airport to support the existing and under-expansion Bahrain International Airport (BAH) over the next 15 years, in line with the kingdom's Transportation and Telecommunications Agenda.

A passenger terminal building is already under-construction at BAH – making it one of Bahrain's largest construction projects – and is due to open in Q3 2019. 

Bahrain’s Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Kamal Ahmed, reportedly said that the new airport would ideally see construction kick-off in 2030. 

According to a report by Construction Week's sister title Arabian Business, citing Gulf Daily News, the minister added: “If we succeed in making Bahrain a thriving country, we should be ready with the new airport by 2034.”

Five-thousand employees of Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) are being trained to more efficiently do their jobs when a new passenger terminal building opens later this year. 

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