Passenger traffic at Bahrain International Airport during the first half of the year has increased by six per cent compared to 2013, reported the acting undersecretary for civil aviation affairs at the Ministry of Transportation.
“Total number of passengers in the period January-July 2014 was 4,586,281,” said Ahmad Al Nemah. In July, a growth of 11% in passenger traffic was recorded, in comparison with the previous year.
In terms of other activities at the airport, there was also an increase in aircraft movements by six per cent during the first half of the year, while departing passengers increased by nine per cent during the same period compared with January- June 2013.
In addition, several airlines have newly launched flights to Bahrain, including Pegasus from Turkey, and numerous international airlines have increased the number of their flights coming to Bahrain.
Al Nemah said that he looked forward to continued growth during the second half of 2014, with total passenger numbers expected to reach eight million passengers by the end of the year.