Muharraq, Bahrain, 2014-9-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the manager and operator of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), is once again gearing up to participate in the upcoming 20th World Routes Development Forum and Exhibition taking place in Chicago, USA from the 20th – 23rd September 2014. In addition to attending the summits and interactive sessions, BAC will also be leading Bahrain’s delegation during the flagship event and will host a dedicated BIA pavilion in an effort to promote the Kingdom of Bahrain.
World Routes forms the most significant global gathering for aviation organizations from across the globe; the three day event brings together over 3000 delegates representing the largest range of airlines, airports tourism and civil aviation authorities from over 80 countries. Year in and year out, the prestigious World Routes forum and exhibition attracts the most senior representatives spanning across the aviation spectrum and offers networking opportunities with lucrative business prospects.
According to Mr. Mohamed Khalil, Chief Commercial Officer at Bahrain Airport Company, “World Routes is a significant event for the global aviation industry and each year, we concentrate all our efforts in achieving maximum exposure both through our active attendance at the forum and our participation in the exhibition. As we move steadily towards further enhancing BIA as a friendly and efficient airport, World Routes provides an essential platform for showcasing our vision to the international aviation community and attracting new airlines to make our airport their regional hub.”
BAC – in partnership with Bahrain Ministry of Culture, Bahrain Airport Services, Bahrain Petroleum Company, British Petroleum Company, and Chevron – will also be promoting BIA and the Kingdom through a dedicated pavilion at the exhibition. The delegation aims to showcase the key competitive advantages of BIA in the region which revolve around the airport’s strategic location in the Gulf as well as its efficiency and award-winning friendliness in servicing its passengers, customers and tenants. The exhibition will also serve in marketing Bahrain as a key tourist destination and attracting potential interest from airlines to explore new routes linking Bahrain to the world.
“Established in the early 1930s as the first international airport in the Arabian Gulf, BIA has a deep-rooted history in the aviation industry that sets it apart from other airports. Until today, BIA is a key player in this fast-growing sector in the region and we pride ourselves in being home to key global commercial and cargo airlines. Routes World allows us to showcase our capabilities and success stories to the world, and this year is of greater importance since BAC has proudly won the bid to host the first ever Routes Middle East and Africa (MEA) event in the Kingdom in May 2015,” further explained Mr. Khalil.
“We want to let the aviation industry know that we are ready to welcome them to Routes MEA and treat them to a warm and friendly hospitality as is customary of Bahrain, its people and by extension BIA,” concluded Mr. Khalil.
BAC is the authority responsible for enhancing BIA and increasing the airport’s contribution to the local economy in line with Bahrain’s Economic Vision. In its operational role, BAC is responsible for elevating the airport’s operations, infrastructure and services. This is set to improve BIA’s capabilities and cater to the growing number of passengers as well as the changing demands of stakeholders.