Manama : Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), announced that the airport has witnessed a 15.1 per cent growth in cargo traffic.
Cargo traffic at the airport for the cumulative period from January to July this year reached a total of 168,636 tonnes, compared to the 146,493 tonnes handled during the same seven months of 2016.
BAC Chief Commercial Officer, Ayman Zainal said: “The Airport Modernisation Programme (AMP) that BIA is currently undergoing is set to increase capacities even further, turning it into a world class boutique airport on par with the best in the world.”
A record 22,597 tonnes of cargo and mail were processed by BAC in July alone, up from the 19,737 tonnes recorded in the same month last year. The figure, the highest for any July month of the past 4 years, includes 12,550 tonnes in imports, 5,493 tonnes in exports, and 4,555 tonnes in transhipments.