BAHRAIN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT is petite compared to some of its neighbors and rivals in the Middle East region. Last year it handled 5.6 million passengers. Dubai Airport by comparison had 24.8 million and Jeddah, which benefits from Hajj traffic, handled 13.3 million. Doha Airport in Qatar had 9.4 million passengers. Still, Bahrain is the sixth-largest airport in the Middle East in terms of passenger traffic, according to data from ACI. Narrowed down to the Arabian Peninsula it ranks fifth, ...

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