Batelco will operate a retail outlet at Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA) new passenger terminal building, offering international visitors a range of products and services to keep them connected in the country, BIA’s operator and managing body Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) has announced. BAC CEO Mohamed Yousif Al-Binfalah signed the five-year concession agreement alongside Batelco’s Enterprise General Manager Abderrahmane Mounir, in the presence of Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications and BAC Chairman Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed and Batelco Chairman Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al-Khalifa.
Al-Binfalah said: “At BAC, we understand how important it is for international visitors to stay connected to their work and loved ones while away from home. By partnering with Batelco at the new terminal, we aim to ensure this process is as quick and convenient as possible. We look forward to working with Batelco and ensuring that visitors enjoy a hassle-free airport experience replete with comfort, connections, and character.”
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 seamless coverage from the moment they arrive in the country.
Alongside Batelco, Zain Bahrain and STC will also operate retail outlets and offer their services at the new terminal.