DHL Express confirms continuing presence at Bahrain Airport
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Mohamed Yousif AlBinfalah, CEO, BAC and Nour Suliman, CEO, DHL Express are seen signing the contract
Manama : DHL Express has inked a contract that extends the lease on its facility at Bah-rain Interna-tional Airport (BIA) for ano-ther 10 years.
Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah, Chief Executive of the gateway's operator Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), signed the lease extension along with Nour Suliman, Chief Executive of DHL Express - Middle East and North Africa.
Kamal bin Ahmed Moham-med, Bahrain's Minister of Transportation and Telecom-munications and BAC Chairman, Shaikh Ahmed bin Ali Al Khalifa, Chairman, DHL Express Bahrain, Bachi Spiga, Head of Operations, DHL Express MENA, Ali Aryan, General Manager, DHL Express Bahrain HUB and other officials from both BAC and DHL were also present on the occasion.
DHL Express has a footprint of 57,000 sq m at BIA, and accounts for 56 per cent of the airport's airfreight traffic.
BAC described the express service provider as "one of BIA's most important strategic partners and a key contributor to the Kingdom's economy".
Mohammed said that the agreement between BAC and DHL Express reflects the latter's continued confidence in Bahrain, which has served as the regional hub for its operations for 42 years.
"The agreement reinforces the Kingdom's position as a leader in air transportation services, which supports the growth of logistics companies," he declared.
"It is a milestone event that indicates the trust global companies have in the Kingdom, enhances BIA's reputation as an important aviation hub, and maintains our logistics connectivity with the rest of the world.”
"This, in turn, will support the country's sustained economic growth in accordance with its Economic Vision 2030," Mohammed said.