New Passenger Terminal Building

Bahrain Airport Company and stc Bahrain sign concession agreement for new terminal

In the presence of His Excellency the Minister of Transportation & Telecommunications and Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) Chairman, Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, BAC Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah and stc Bahrain Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Nezar Banabeela signed a five-year concession agreement for the operation of a retail store at Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA) new Passenger Terminal Building. The store will offer staff and international visitors a range of telecommunications products and services.

Mr. Al Binfalah said: “The launch of the new Passenger Terminal Building will increase BIA’s capacity to 14 million passengers a year, many of whom will be international visitors. We are confident that stc Bahrain’s range of products and services will make it easier for these visitors to stay connected to their personal and professional lives while in Bahrain. We look forward to working with stc Bahrain and delivering a comfortable, convenient, and hassle-free airport experience.”

Commenting on the agreement, Eng. Banabeela said: “stc Bahrain is delighted to become a strategic partner with Bahrain International Airport. With its state-of-the-art facilities and strong retail presence, the new Passenger Terminal Building will offer travelers an improved airport experience with greater convenience. stc Bahrain continues to invest as an economic enabler, offering the most innovative technologies and services to meet the demands of customers and support Bahrain’s transition into a key aviation and tourism hub.”

Upon landing, the first thing many passengers do is turn on their mobiles phones, which can result in costly roaming charges. Passengers can avoid such fees by purchasing a local pre-paid SIM card at the Arrivals Area, enabling them to enjoy swift and seamless coverage from the moment they arrive in the Kingdom.

Alongside stc Bahrain, Batelco and Zain Bahrain will operate retail outlets and offer their services at the new terminal, ensuring broader and faster mobile coverage for travelers and tenants.