Bahrain's new terminal to be built by late 2018

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Work on an expansion of Bahrain International airport is to be concluded within five years and add nearly 50% to throughput capacity.

ADPI, which is designing a new terminal for the airport, says construction will begin in late 2014, under its supervision, and be completed in late 2018.

Passenger capacity will rise from nine million passengers per annum to 13 million in this "initial expansion phase", says the wholly owned Aeroports de Paris subsidiary, which is also responsible for conducting "all studies on the development of the airport over the next 20 years".

ADPI expects the Bahrain undertaking to generate it €25 million in revenue over a five-year period. The French architecture and engineering specialist's chief executive Guillaume Sauve says the project's initial phase is valued at "over half a billion euros".