Manama : Record number of passengers arrived in Bahrain for this year’s Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, said Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), in a statement, yesterday.
As per the estimates released, a total of 15,041 passengers arrived in Bahrain this year, which is a 16 per cent jump from prior year estimate of over 13,000 passengers.
Commenting, Bahrain Airport Company Chief Commercial Officer, Ayman Zainal said, “This was another great year for Formula One racing in Bahrain. The streamlined processes we have put in place have proven that the airport is capable of handling all the requirements of such large-scale events.”
With over 500 million viewers tuning in from all over the globe, and another 100,000 fans attending the annual race, the Formula One event has served to place Bahrain at the forefront of Grand Prix racing, adding growth to its tourism sector, and bolstering its economy in line with the Kingdom’s 2030 vision.