About the Host
Bahrain International Airport (BIA) was the first airport open in the Arabian Gulf. The first chartered flight in 1927, followed by regular commercial flights between the UK and India from the 1930s. Since then, BIA has served as a midpoint linking the East and the West, utilising Bahrain’s strategic location in close proximity to key markets in the Middle East.
Today BIA caters to 39 airlines flying to 51 destinations world-wide. Established over a land area totalling 5.6km², the airport accommodates approximately 9 million passengers a year.
The airport is managed bu Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), who is also responsible for elevating the airport’s operations, infrastructure and services. The culmination of the company’s efforts in running 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.