Bahrain to Host Routes 2015

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The first ever Routes MENA will take place in the Kingdom of Bahrain, hosted by Bahrain Airport Company, late 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. Bahrain, which is located in the Persian Gulf, has a history of aviation that dates back to the early 1920's.

The Kingdom of Bahrain is rich in history and culture with some historical sites dating back more than 4,000 years.

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, welcoming culture of our people and 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 Bahrains role as an aviation hub in the MENA region and highlight our deep-seeded aviation heritage.

Katie Bland, Director Routes for UBM Live said, 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 ... Were 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.

Bahrain Airport Company is currently in the design phase of a significant modernisation programme for Bahrain International Airport with construction due to commence in Q2 of 2015. Bahrain enjoys an open skies policy and offers unrestricted access to a catchment area of more than 5m that extends to the eastern province of Saudi Arabia.

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