Bahrain Airport Company said it has signed a partnership agreement with Munich Airport to help develop the Kingdom's International Airport and improve its aviation services and facilities.
Dr. Osama Al Ali, CEO of Bahrain Airport Company and Dr Michael Kerkloh, CEO of Munich Airport signed the agreement at the inaugural Bahrain International Airshow. Michael Hoehenberger, Head of Operational Planning of Munich Airport and Reinhard Zeiler, Head of Airport Consulting of Munich Airport were also present.
The contract aims to improve aviation services and facilities that will add value to airlines, aircraft operators, government agencies, general public, and associated businesses associated with Bahrain International Airport, the BAC said in a statement.
The deal will see Bahrain Airport Company tap on the German airport's expertise to boost its ground and air services, observed Dr. Al Ali.
'Consultancy in aviation services ground services will further ensure successful delivery of quality customer service to airlines and aircraft operators', he added.
Dr Kerkloh said, "We are pleased that the BAC has selected us as their partner to develop the Bahrain International Airport. Which is not only a business asset on its own but is of highest national relevance - to achieve the Bahraini Economic Vision 2030. We look forward to close cooperation in the field of airport management and business development."
Dr. Al Ali said Munich Airport will work closely with Bahrain Airport Company to set a high standard for all services and major facilities for exceptional improvement.
The Munich Airport team will work hand in hand with the Bahrain International Airport staff to improve the ground and air services provided to the airport stakeholders to ensure that Bahrain Airport facilities and Aviation Services are supplied and allocated in a mutually beneficial and equitable manner and with the airport's best interests in mind."
'In addition, effective training will be provided to all airport staff at the aviation academy in Munich to develop the right environment which will enable employees to perform all specialist training courses to follow the new standards and procedures,' he added.
The scope of partnership includes airport operations consultancy, the development of concepts, procedure and process re-engineering, hub development, on the ground support for new airport facilities, tailor-made training and development solutions for employees locally or abroad on-the-job training for staff at Munich airport.