The kingdom is currently building a new passenger terminal building at Bahrain International Airport, which will double its capacity, but there are now plans to expand its aviation offering even further.
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He is quoted as saying: “The current airport (after the modernisation project) has limitations and by 2030, if we succeed in making Bahrain a thriving country, increasing the growth and development, then by 2034 we should be ready with the new airport.
“I hope that in 2030 we start construction work on the second airport or at least start the process.”
The expansion of Bahrain International Airport is one of the foundation stones of the country’s $13bn investment into its tourism industry.
Part-funded by a GCC development grant, the $1.1bn project is due for completion in 2020 and aims to double its capacity from seven million passengers per year to 14 million.
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