BIA records 15 per cent growth in cargo traffic

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. 

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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.”

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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.

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Manama Central Market gets air conditioned

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Delivery boys & heavy drivers to be trained in first- aid

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5,000 expats deported in just past three years!!

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Qatar cuts ties with their rivals too…

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Bats not to be blamed for Nipah virus, experts say

The deadly  Nipah Virus outbreak in Kerala, India which has claimed 12 lives so far many not have been caused by fruit bats, experts have said. After the blood and serum samples of 21 bats was tested at the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal, this claim has tu

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Manama Central Market gets air conditioned

Air conditioners installed inside the Central Market in Manama offer special blessings to vendors as well as consumers alike. Air conditioners have been a long time demand from the part of vendors here. And now the cooling system will boost the massive fruit and veggie shopping extravaganza durin

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A single pair of Japanese melons can cost you a fortune

A single pair of premium melons yesterday fetched a record 3.2 million yen ($29,300) at auction in Japan, where the fruit is regarded as a status symbol. Seasonal fruit offerings in Japan routinely attract massive sums from buyers seeking social prestige, or from shop owners wanting to attr

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Cyclone dies, horror still lives on..

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