Manama: Bahrain International Airport (BIA) joined the highest-ranking international airports to become the third airport in the Middle East to receive a 5-star rating from Skytrax, the world’s top airport and airline rating body.
The accolade recognises the high standards of BIA’s facilities and services. His Excellency the Minister of Transportation & Telecommunications and Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) Chairman, Eng. Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed met with Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted to receive a plaque commemorating the achievement.
The rating includes direct services for departures, arrivals, and diverted flights, including airport facilities and customer services, security, immigration, and retail, as well as food and beverage facilities.
HE the Minister said, “This international-level achievement by BIA owes a lot to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s support for the aviation sector and the full backing of the government, headed by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister. This sector is a pillar of the Kingdom’s economic growth and a major focus of its development plan for the logistics sector.”
BAC Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah said, “I would like to thank BAC employees for their contributions towards this achievement and their tireless efforts in helping to ensure the highest levels of service during the airport’s first year of operations.”
Skytrax CEO Edward Plaisted said, “It is a great achievement for Bahrain International Airport to become just the third airport in the Middle East to achieve this highest 5-Star Airport Rating. It is a much-deserved recognition of the high standards provided at BIA.”