Bahrain Airport expansion key to cargo capacity growth, says BAC
Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) said the ongoing expansion work at the Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA) cargo section will help increase the airport’s cargo capacity and enable it to serve very high volumes relative to its size.
The work, being implemented as part of the Airport Modernisation Programme (AMP), was highlighted by a delegation from BAC at the Air Cargo China 2018 expo held recently in Shanghai, reported Bahrain News Agency.
The event, Asia’s leading airfreight industry exhibition and conference, provided a platform for participants to network, explore opportunities for collaboration, and discuss current developments shaping Asia’s airfreight market.
The BAC delegation, which was led by chief commercial officer Ayman Zainal, included members of the cargo and logistics business development team.
Zainal said that in line with ongoing efforts to transform logistics and air cargo into one of Bahrain’s primary industries, BIA is taking significant steps to overhaul its infrastructure and expand its capacity in this important area.
“BIA had witnessed a 10%surge in air cargo traffic last year. Now once the new passenger terminal building is thrown open we expect this figure to grow considerably,” he added.