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Passengers’ movement across Bahrain Airport grows to 4.2 million in H1

During the course of this year, number of departures and arrivals rose by six per cent

Passengers’ traffic across Bahrain International Airport, which is the only civilian airport in the country, increased by five per cent in the first half of 2015.

According to recent data, this indicates the travel activity from and to the country is continuing to revive after years of sharp decline.

Data published by the Bahrain Ministry of Transportation revealed that approximately 4.2 million passengers travelled across Bahrain International Airport amid semi-annual positive performance, despite the sharp decline in transit passengers by 17 per cent during this year.

Bahrain International Airport receives an average of 293 flights daily, compared with 276 flights last year, Bahrain-based Al Wasat News reports.

June data had detracted from the airport’s annual performance for this year after it recorded negative monthly performance – passengers’ movement decreased by five per cent in June to nearly 660,000, down from 696,000 in the same month of 2014 – while the transit movement decreased by 28 per cent.

Nevertheless, during the course of this year, the number of departures and arrivals at the Bahrain International Airport rose by six per cent while the number of transit passengers declined.

This year, Bahrain started real steps to create the long-awaited expansion of the Bahrain International Airport facilities.