BIA Timeline

Bahrain has always maintained itself as the hub for major trade between nations. The airport established in 1920 has a rich history and constantly strives to break standards and improve performance.

 

1920s

1927

Welcomed British Airways, formerly known as Imperial Airways

  

1930s

1936

Bahrain became the midpoint between India and the UK. The stop in Bahrain became a biweekly flight

  

1937

Short's Empire seaplanes operated regularly at "Bahrein Marine Airport"

    

1950s

1950

Weekly flights to Karachi, Singapore, Hong Kong and three times a week to Sydney

  

1960s

1960

Gulf Air, known as Gulf Aviation Company at the time, was formed.

  

1970s

1970

Qantas, BA, Air India and Singapore Airlines all began to use Bahrain International Airport as a major transit stop with their B747 aircraft.

  

1976

BA Concorde service between London and Bahrain in 1976

  

1990s


1994

Further expansion of the airport's facilities took place in the early eighties as a prelude to the major expansion and refurbishment programme that was completed in March 1994. The new US$ 100 million terminal was inagurated in 1994 and this expanded the handling capacity of the airport to 10 million passengers a year.

  

2000


2008

Establishment of Bahrain Airport Company

  

2010

Bahrain Airport Company takes over Management and Development of BIA

  

2030s

 

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