Hala Bahrain to offer business jet services at Bahrain International Airport


Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), has revealed that Hala Bahrain will be including business jet handling services among its range of offerings at the airport.

Hala Bahrain launched in April, and is a new company offering a range of services aimed at further improving the passenger travel experience at BIA. Hala Bahrain also signed an agreement for the provision of these services with its first client, MENA Aerospace, a wholly Bahrain-owned provider of comprehensive aviation and aerospace services.

Passengers traveling to and from the airport via private jets on government, private, business, corporate or chartered flights will be eligible to sign up for CIP handling services. They will arrive and depart through a special dedicated facility to ensure the maximum in privacy and luxury.

The services will include meet and greet facilities; assistance through airport security, passport control and customs; transportation to and from aircraft, and to and from the terminal; and luggage handling by dedicated porters.

Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah, CEO at BAC, said, “The aim is to ensure a seamless service for our CIP customers, an important part of our growth strategy going forward. Incorporating Hala Bahrain as our designated lounge service provider was one of the first steps we have taken to accommodate the expected surge in passenger numbers once the new terminal is ready.

“The Airport Modernisation Programme’s (AMP) high level strategy is to enhance passenger experience for all travelers. We are confident Hala Bahrain will bring unique value to certain segments of our clientele who are responsible for a significant portion of our revenues. These returns will help sustain the further development of the travel experience for all.”

Hala Bahrain will be the provider of lounge services for passengers and airlines, concierge services, and a number of other airside and landside transportation solutions.

Omar Matar, CEO at MENA Aerospace, commented, “We are delighted to be the first company signed with Hala Bahrain, and commend BAC on consistently enhancing its facilities to ensure smooth business development for its stakeholders.

“This agreement marks the realization of a long-held vision for MENA Aerospace; to deliver convenient individual and packaged handling services directly to our clients, offering exclusive services with luxury facilities, at competitive rates.

“We enthusiastically welcome the opportunity to redefine quality standards for our clients, as well as for the Kingdom of Bahrain.”

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