New Passenger Terminal Building

Bahrain Airport Company and Al Baik sign landmark food and beverage agreement for new terminal

One of Saudi Arabia’s leading quick-service chains, Al Baik, will open its Second outlet outside of the Kingdom at Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA) new Passenger Terminal Building, BIA’s operator and managing body, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), announced. BAC Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah and Al Baik Chief Executive Officer, Adil Al Baqr signed the five-year concession agreement in the presence of BAC Chief Commercial Officer, Ayman Zainal and other members of the commercial team.

Mr. Al Binfalah: “Our goal for the new terminal is to deliver comfort, connections, and character at every stage of passengers’ journeys, and having a diverse selection of food and beverage outlets is an important part of the process. The Al Baik outlet at the airport is the company’s second branch outside of Saudi Arabia and is in the Arrivals Area, making it accessible to both the passengers and the public. We are pleased to welcome Al Baik at the new terminal and look forward to working with them to bring this Saudi Arabian favourite to Bahrain and travelers from around the world.”

Mr. Al Baqr said: “We’re delighted to enter the Bahrain market and to be part of one of the most important national projects in the Kingdom’s history. Al Baik’s success has been built on hard work and a dedication to serving generations of loyal customers high-quality meals quickly and courteously. We look forward to providing the same high levels of friendly service, and attention to detail to meet the needs of visitors and travelers at the new Passenger Terminal Building.”

To meet the demand for more variety, food and beverage units with a total area of 899 sqm are located in the Arrivals and Departures areas of the new terminal.

In addition to housing some well-known quick-service favourites and local brands, the new terminal will offer several regional debuts, including the first TGI Fridays in an airport in the Gulf, the region’s first EAT restaurant, and the Middle East’s first Jamie’s Deli and Pizzeria – a combined concept from celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver.