Following a new, five-year concession agreement with Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), Batelco (Bahrain Telecommunications Company) will operate a retail outlet at Bahrain International Airport’s (BIA) new Passenger Terminal Building.
CEO, BAC, Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah commented on the news: “At BAC, we understand how important it is for international visitors to stay connected to their work and loved ones while away from home. By partnering with Batelco at the new terminal, we aim to ensure this process is as quick and convenient as possible. We look forward to working with Batelco and ensuring that visitors enjoy a hassle-free airport experience replete with comfort, connections and character.”
The first thing travellers do when their plane touches down is turn on their mobile phones, which often results in costly roaming charges when away from home. Now, these fees can be avoided by purchasing a local pre-paid SIM card at the Arrivals Area, where Batelco’s new outlet will be located.
General manager, Batelco, Abderrahmane Mounir said: “Batelco is delighted to enter into this agreement with BAC to deliver our retail services at the new terminal and is ready to serve airport tenants and passengers around the clock, seven days a week. We look forward to supporting the efforts of BAC in providing high-quality services to upgrade all aspects of the travel experience in the new facility. Additionally, Batelco is proud to provide high-speed WiFi connectivity and superior quality services for all visitors to the airport.”
As well as Batelco, Zain Bahrain and STC will also operate retail outlets at the terminal, ensuring broader and faster mobile coverage for travellers.