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Bahrain airport rolls out the red carpet for Formula 1 Grand Prix cargo

BAHRAIN International Airport (BIA) handled 23 per cent more cargo related to the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, after 1,564 tonnes of race cars, spare parts, computer equipment and tools were carried on 19 cargo flights into the Middle East gateway ahead of the race

Bahrain airport rolls out the red carpet for Formula 1 Grand Prix cargo

BAHRAIN International Airport (BIA) handled 23 per cent more cargo related to the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, after 1,564 tonnes of race cars, spare parts, computer equipment and tools were carried on 19 cargo flights into the Middle East gateway ahead of the race

12 April 2019 - 19:00

BAHRAIN International Airport (BIA) handled 23 per cent more cargo related to the Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix, after 1,564 tonnes of race cars, spare parts, computer equipment and tools were carried on 19 cargo flights into the Middle East gateway ahead of the race.

The F1 cargo was screened by customs and stored in the airport's 25,000-square-metre cargo terminal, operated by Bahrain Airport Services (BAS), before being delivered to the Bahrain International Circuit for the race.



AirBridgeCargo, Cargolux, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Atlas Air, Qantas Air, Singapore Airlines and Aerotrans Airlines operated freighter flights to Bahrain, specifically for the F1 event, London's Air Cargo News reported.



In addition, BIA accommodated 52 passenger aircraft and made special arrangements to accommodate up to 30 private jets at the same time.



Bahrain Airport Co's (BAC) chief airport operations officer Michael Hohenberger said: 'This surge in flights, passengers and cargo demonstrates the airport's capability to handle large volumes of traffic, which will increase even further when the new passenger terminal building launches later this year.'


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