Bahrain International Airport (IATA: BAH, ICAO: OBBI) is an international airport located in Muharraq, an island on the northern tip of Bahrain,
about 7 km (4.3 mi) northeast of the capital Manama. It is the primary hub for Gulf Air and was the hub for the now defunct Bahrain Air.
A BD113m ($300 million) expansion and refurbishment program was launched in the third quarter of 2006 which will see the creation of a new multi-storey
car park and retail complex adjacent to the main terminal building. The expansion also includes a full resurfacing of the main runway, a new perimeter fence,
state-of-the-art security systems and additional aircraft parking bays.
A significant portion of passengers served by the airport are Saudis and Western expats working in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. Designated bus
and limousine services move passengers from Dammam, Khobar, and other Saudi cities to Bahrain Airport.