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Muharraq International Airport


Airport in Manama, Capital Governorate, Bahrain

City Manama Country/Region Bahrain (BH)

Airport (Aerodrome, Airfield)

Hub for GF / K4
Latitude 26.2708 Longitude 50.6336
Time Zone +04:00 Phone Number +973 8000 7777

Bahrain International Airport (IATA code: BAH, ICAO code: OBBI), also known as Muharraq International Airport, is the international airport of Bahrain. Located on Muharraq Island, adjacent to the capital Manama, it serves as the hub for the national carrier Gulf Air. Established in 1927, it is the Persian Gulf's oldest international airport.

The airport opened a new terminal in January 2021, which increases the airport’s capacity to 14 million passengers and 130,000 air traffic movements per year with a handling capacity of 4,700 bags per peak hour. Covering an area of 210,000 square meters, the terminal was designed to enhance efficiency and security while meeting passengers' growing expectations for a more seamless airport experience. It features premium-class check-in halls, check-in desks, passport control booths, E-gates, security lanes, a 9,000 square meters duty-free retail space, premium-class lounges, food and beverage zones, 24 departure gates, and 7,000 new parking spaces goth at-grade and in multi-story facilities.

Through the airport’s 25,000 square meters cargo terminal, a wide range of world-class services are offered, including export cargo sales, transshipment, inter-airport trucking, and customs clearance. It also offers break-bulk, bonded warehousing, freezers, chillers, and cold storage. Moreover, the cargo terminal houses dedicated areas for dangerous goods, livestock, radioactive material, valuable and diplomatic cargo, and mail.

The airport is also the regional hub for global logistics giant, DHL. With 115 weekly flights, and 250 vehicles, DHL operates a widespread and far-reaching integrated air and land network. Other cargo and logistics companies operating out of the airport include FedEx, TNT Express, Aramex, and Global Logistical Services (GLS).

In 2019, the airport handled a total of 9,578,797 passengers and 291,017 metric tonnes of cargo with 95,486 aircraft movements.

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