The ongoing Airport Modernisation Programme (AMP) is one of the biggest national projects in the Kingdom’s history and is designed to elevate BIA’s infrastructure, facilities, and services, transforming it into a world-class boutique airport and a key driver of national economic growth.
The new terminal, which will raise the gateway's capacity to 14 million passengers per annum, will be equipped with advanced biometric technology to improve safety and security as well as comfort and convenience for passengers.
Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah, CEO of operator Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), says: “One of the Airport Modernisation Programme’s most important objectives is to enhance the overall airport experience.
"The new Automated Border Control platform will play a key role in achieving this goal by giving passengers more control over their journeys and streamlining time-consuming immigration and security formalities.
"BAC is pleased to partner with Vision-Box to bring this state-of-the-art technology to BIA. I am confident that the new platform will help to reinforce our status as a friendly and efficient airport.”
The Vision-Box-designed Automated Border Control platform will streamline border control monitoring and inspection for both Departures and Arrivals at BIA.
In addition, 22 new eGates will enable travellers to pass through immigration checkpoints faster and with less staff involvement, while still maintaining a high level of security.
The eGates will verify passengers’ identities, using biometrics including facial, iris, and finger print recognition.
The new Passenger Terminal Building will utilise a complete multi-modal biometric identity management solution, catering for different passengers’ profiles.
Miguel Leitmann, CEO of Vision-Box, says: “Vision-Box technology naturally matches BAC’s goals. It’s a proven solution that will significantly augment the terminal processing capacity, streamline the passenger flow, improve security and enhance the appeal of using the airport."
The Vision-Box-designed solution will be inaugurated with the opening of the new Passenger Terminal Building in the third quarter of this year.