This chapter includes the following articles.
Bahrain is home to a dynamic transport sector, including one of the Gulf’s oldest airlines and a causeway linking the kingdom to Saudi Arabia, the region’s largest economy. A second such link is in development, and soon the kingdom will also be connected by rail to the GCC train network. In addition, it will gain an expansive urban light rail system, a new airport and a revitalised national aircraft fleet. Bolstered by such projects, the sector is expanding. The transport and communications industry grew by 5.4% in 2017 in real terms, which was faster than the overall GDP growth of 3.8% and an increase from 2.5% the previous year. This chapter contains interviews with Mohamed Al Binfalah, CEO, Bahrain Airport Company; and Krešimir Kučko, CEO, Gulf Air.