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Bahrain Airport Company to host first ever Routes MENA event

By JT - Jun 29,2014 - Last updated at Jun 29,2014

BAHRAIN — Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) announced Sunday in a press statement received by The Jordan Times that it will host the first ever routes MENA in Bahrain in November 2015. This inaugural event will see route development professionals from across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region gather to discuss air service development to, from and within the region in a three-day forum. “The opportunity in the MENA region is quickly growing despite a number of challenges in recent years,” the statement said. “According to industry reports; the region continues to be the world’s fastest-growing inbound travel market for the past 10 years, recording a 10 per cent in average annual growth rates,” it added. The statement indicated that the aviation industry in Jordan has seen positive growth with a contribution of 5.3 per cent to the overall gross domestic product. “The tourism sector in Jordan also acts as an economic driver and the second fastest growing sector in the Kingdom. More than 5.9 million passengers travelled to, from and within Jordan last year with inbound tourism topping the list at around 3 million tourists from the region,” it concluded. 

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