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18 January 2014

Bahrain Airport Company Signs Agreements with United Commercial Agencies and Universal Enterprises

In line with its’ role of managing Bahrain International Airport as a world-class airport, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) announced today the signing of two contracts during Bahrain International Airshow 2014 which are set to further enhance the airport’s facilities and services.

A five-year concession agreement was signed with United Commercial Agencies, who will provide an advanced Digital Mobile Radio solution (DMR) to be used across the stakeholder groups operating at the airport. This new technology will expand the capacity and quality of the radio system used at the airport.

This was followed by an agreement signing with Universal Enterprises for replacing the flooring at Bahrain International Airport. At a total cost of BD151 thousand (USD401 thousand) the current flooring will be replaced with a modern option to create a sophisticated and welcoming ambience for passengers as well as adding safety features to users at Bahrain International Airport.

The agreements are part of BAC’s immediate enhancement work at the airport, which is aiming to elevate the airport’s capabilities in keeping pace with the aviation growth.

The three esteemed organizations were represented by Chief Executive Officer of BAC Mr. Mohamed Yousif Al- Binfalah, Chief Executive Officer of United Commercial Agencies Mr. Manoj Bhatia, and Managing Director of Universal Enterprises Mr. Fawaz Al Mannai. Chief Executive Officer of BAC Mr. Mohamed Yousif AlBinfalah commented on the signing, “Having passengers’ comfort and service excellence in mind, BAC is heading steadily toward realizing its goals of improving the airport’s infrastructure while diversifying its revenue streams. Following the agreements signing with United Commercial Agencies and Universal Enterprises, we are keeping our promise to provide secure and efficient travel experience within friendly surrounding.”

United Commercial Agencies group of companies, specifically ICATS division, specialize in providing security, advanced ARFF vehicles, telecommunications solutions and airport infrastructure technology. “On behalf of the rest of the team, I would like to thank BAC management for awarding the contract to United Commercial Agencies. We look forward to applying our advanced DRM Radio technology at Bahrain International Airport.” Mr. Manoj Bhatia, Chief Executive Officer of United Commercial Agencies commented

Managing Director of Universal Enterprises Mr. Fawaz Al Mannai also added” Bahrain International Airport is the gateway to the country and therefore it is a very special project for us. We are determined to give the best flooring solution that reflects high durability for heavy traffic areas, ease of cleaning, and extreme flexibility in designs.”

BAC is the authority responsible for enhancing Bahrain International Airport and increasing the airport’s contribution to the local economy in line with Vision 2030. Having passengers’ comfort and service excellence as its primary focus, BAC is striving to improve the airport’s infrastructure while diversifying the airport’s revenue streams with a mixture of aeronautical and non-aeronautical services. Through the provision of world-class facilities, operational and commercial excellence, BAC has been attracting and supporting airlines, delivering exceptional passenger and cargo services.