Bahrain Airport Company signs agreement with Bahrain Duty Free to acquire more luxury retail space


Bahrain Airport Company, the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport, has inked a new agreement with Bahrain Duty Free for the acquisition of more space for its luxury retail offerings at the airport.

The move cements Bahrain Duty Free’s reputation as one of the most crucial global travel retailers in the Mena region.

Bahrain Duty Free’s new agreement gives it access to 2,500 square metres of warehouse space at the upcoming Express Air Cargo Village, which will streamline its operations.

Bahrain Duty Free Board Director and CEO, Bassam Al Wardi, said: “We are once again honoured to further strengthen our partnership with Bahrain Airport Company.

“This agreement for new space will enhance our capacity and infrastructure to accommodate future growth and meet the demands of international travellers. Bahrain Duty Free is at the heart of global travel retail in the Mena region, and the new space will further solidify our commitment to elevating the airport shopping experience in the Kingdom of Bahrain onto the world stage. We are looking forward to a prosperous future in partnership with BAC, whose support will enable us to make our own processes and operations more efficient moving forwards.”

Bahrain Duty-Free has experienced substantial growth in its workplace and customer base during the last. Currently spread over 1,100 square metres, the retailer has seen a significant surge in sales and footfall, which signifies a surge in demand for luxury shopping.

CEO of Bahrain Airport Company, Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah, said: “One of Bahrain Airport Company’s most important goals is to deliver a memorable travel experience.

“From day one, we have aspired for Bahrain International Airport, to be much more than just a waiting area for the next flight. The airport’s extensive selection of commercial offerings, which include a diverse range of retail and dining options, ensure passengers enjoy their time rather than counting the minutes to departure. Our growing partnership with Bahrain Duty-Free will further enhance the airport’s offerings and its reputation as a leading shopping destination.”