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Bahrain Airport Company to host first ever Routes MENA event

2015 sees new event for UBM Live as inaugural Routes MENA takes place in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

MANAMA, BAHRAIN – Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) announced that it will host the first ever Routes MENA in the Kingdom of Bahrain in November 2015.

This inaugural event will see route development professionals from across the MENA region gather to discuss air service development to, from, and within the region in a three-day forum.

“It is with great anticipation that we welcome the Routes MENA 2015 to the Kingdom of Bahrain,” said Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah, Chief Executive Officer, Bahrain Airport Company.

“We are delighted to be bringing this prestigious event to Bahrain where we can show our visitors, first-hand the warm and welcoming culture of our people while experience the efficient and friendly airport which makes this country proud. Securing this prestigious inaugural event is the result of the collective efforts of our partners and stakeholders and we are confident that this world-class forum will reiterate Bahrain’s role as an aviation hub in the MENA region and highlight our deep-seeded aviation heritage.”

Further commenting on the announcement, Katie Bland, Director Routes for UBM Live, said that “the MENA region has become very important from an aviation perspective. It represents nearly 11% of global aviation – about double its share from a decade ago – driven by global hub strategies in the Gulf and liberal aviation access policies.”

“We are delighted that Bahrain Airport Company is hosting our very first Routes MENA event dedicated to air service development to, from and within the MENA region and look forward to working with their team,” she said.

The Bahrain Airport Company is currently in the design phase of a significant modernisation programme for Bahrain International Airport with construction due to commence during Q2 of 2015.

Routes MENA will become part of the global Routes portfolio organised by UBM Live, which includes World Routes; Routes Asia; Routes Europe; Routes Americas; Routes CIS/Silk Road; Routes Africa and Routesonline.

Photo caption: Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah, CEO Bahrain Airport Company.

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