BAC, Zain Bahrain in concession agreement for new terminal
TDT | Manama
Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) and Zain Bahrain signed a five-year concession agreement for the operation of a retail outlet at Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA) new Passenger Terminal Building. BAC Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah and Zain Bahrain Managing Director, Mohammed Abdulla Zainalabedin signed the deal.
As per the deal, Zain Bahrain will offer a range of products and services at the new facility, ensuring international travellers stay connected while visiting the Kingdom. In attendance at the signing ceremony were Minister of Transportation & Telecommunications and BAC Chairman, Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed and Zain Bahrain Chairman of the Board of Directors, Shaikh Ahmed bin Ali Al Khalifa, Zain Bahrain Chief Executive Officer, Duncan Howard, Zain Bahrain Director of Communications & Investor Relations, Abdulla Khalid Al Khalifa and Zain Bahrain Director of Consumer Marketing & Sales Reporting, Ammar Al Ketbi, and members of the media team.
Al Binfalah said: “BAC has carefully chosen each of the new terminal’s service providers to ensure passengers benefit from the best Bahrain has to offer. We are confident that visitors will appreciate the wide selection available and the highest levels of service.” Zainalabedin commented: “The new terminal is the gateway to the Kingdom, and it is Zain Bahrain’s mandate to provide our guests and customers with the highest quality services.” Upon landing, the first thing many passengers do is turn on their mobiles phones, which can result in costly roaming charges. Passengers can avoid such fees by purchasing a local pre-paid SIM card at the Arrivals Area, enabling them to enjoy swift and seamless coverage from the moment they arrive in the Kingdom.
Alongside Zain Bahrain, stc Bahrain and Batelco will operate retail outlets and offer their services at the new terminal, ensuring broader and faster mobile coverage for travellers and tenants.