Bahrain to host global aviation event “Routes World 2024”
Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) has announced that Routes World, a conference and exhibition for the aviation industry, will take place in the Kingdom of Bahrain for the first time in 2024.
BAC, the operating and management body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), signed the agreement on the second day of the Bahrain International Airshow, November 9-11, 2022.
The signing took place in the presence of His Excellency Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani, Minister of Industry and Commerce and Chairman of the Gulf Air Group; Captain Waleed Al Alawi, CEO of Gulf Air; and Dr. Nasser Qaedi, CEO of the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority.
According to BAC, Routes World 2024 is expecting more than 2,500 delegates from airlines, airports and tourism authorities around the world.
Speaking at a press conference at the Bahrain International Airshow, Steven Small, Director of Routes said, “Hosting Routes World 2024 will support Bahrain’s 2030 economic vision of becoming a competitive and globally sustainable.
“Increased air connectivity provides substantial economic benefits to a destination – boosting trade, tourism, investment, labor supply and market efficiency. Having recently completed the modernization program of the he Bahrain International Airport (AMP) is a destination poised to further diversify its tourism offerings.
Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) CEO Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah added: “(The event) will be the perfect platform to showcase Bahrain and why BIA was recently named the best new airport in the world.
“(It will demonstrate) the advanced capabilities of our new passenger terminal and support our goal of attracting over 14 million visitors each year by defining new routes and global air services.”
According to the destination, more than $30 billion in investments in strategic projects (including infrastructure and tourism initiatives) are expected to catalyze growth and strengthen Bahrain as an international tourism hub. He hopes his new passenger terminal will bring the Kingdom closer to its goals of economic diversification and sustainability.
The destination says it has seen growth in the financial services, technological innovation, manufacturing and logistics sectors over the past few years, which has led it to host the 28th World Tourism Development Forum. routes in 2023.
The Routes World conference is expected to bring long-term economic benefits to Bahrain, including the growth of the city’s airport and increased tourism activity.