Anticipation builds ahead of Bahrain Airport’s PTB opening on 28 January

By Luke Barras-hill |

Bahrain Duty Free will run core duty free and speciality retail areas at the new passenger terminal building after signing concession agreements with Bahrain Airport Company in 2019.

Bahrain International Airport (BAH) is gearing up for the inauguration of its new Passenger Terminal Building, which is due to begin operations later this month (28 January).

The Passenger Terminal Building is four times the size of the current building, with an increased capacity of 14 million passengers annually.

Bahrain Duty Free will run core duty free and speciality retail concessions over a combined footprint of around 4,900sq m.

The expanded offer in the departures area includes liquor, tobacco, confectionery, P&C, watches, souvenirs and selected jewellery brands, plus electronics, toys, luggage and jewellery.

According to the Bahrain News Agency, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister reviewed expansion developments on Sunday (10 January) during an airport tour (click below to view a gallery).


HRH the Crown Prince and PM paid tribute to Bahraini’s working together, adding that the airport expansion project will enhance the Kingdom’s connectivity and position as a strategic hub.

During the tour, HRH the Crown Prince and PM was briefed by the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunication HE Kamal bin Ahmed on the latest expansion developments at the airport, which marries innovative technologies consistent with international standards and environmental best practice.

HE Kamal bin Ahmed expressed his gratitude to the Crown Prince and PM’s commitment to logistical development in the Kingdom, adding that the project will act as a driving force for trade, tourism and travel while contributing towards achieving Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030.

Bassam Al Wardi, General Manager at Bahrain Duty Free called the new terminal opening ‘a new chapter’ for Bahrain Duty Free, while Sadeq Ismaeel Abdul Aziz, Board Secretary at Bahrain Duty Free added that ‘the long awaited moment has finally arrived!’

Gallery images reproduced with permission from Bahrain News Agency

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