In light of the anticipated increase in passenger traffic during the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr holiday, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), would like to advise all passengers travelling between the 22nd June and 11th July 2016, to arrive at the airport 4 hours prior to their departure time to avoid any potential delays. BAC would also like to urge passengers to utilize the early check-in facilities provided by airlines.

During Eid Al-Fitr, the car parks are expected to be highly congested and passengers are advised to arrive early in order to find a suitable parking location. In addition to the existing long-term Car Parks “B”, “D”, “E” and “F”, Bahrain Airport Company is aiming to  commission a new overflow Car Park on the Galali Road during the summer holidays, to increase BIA’s existing parking capacity by over 4000 spaces and accommodate the expected surge in passenger movement during the holiday period. The new car park is located north of the runway and will be within the BIA premises. With a competitive daily rate of 500 fils the car park will also include a complimentary shuttle service to and from the passenger terminal building every 30 minutes. Navigational directions will be available with the parking attendants who will be informing passengers once the new car park is signalled to be opened.

During the holiday break, BAC will increase the provision of shuttle buses between the Airport Car Parks and the passenger Terminal Building as well as the frequency of pick-ups and drop-offs for the shuttle buses to ensure efficiency and speed of service.

Passengers are requested to park their vehicles in the allocated BIA car parks and avoid leaving their cars on the side of the roads.

Passengers travelling during the upcoming holiday are also advised to use the new airport express bus service, which is part of Bahrain’s new public transportation network. The service operates from the main terminals in Manama, Isa Town, and Muharraq and buses are fully equipped with high specifications to provide convenience for travellers.

We would like to notify passengers of the peak hours at BIA which are between 7am to 11am, 3.30pm to 8.00pm and 11.30pm to 2.30am.

BAC remains committed to maintaining operational efficiency and quality of service across BIA’s operations and would like to thank passengers for their understanding and cooperation.