A GulfAir Airbus 330 aircraft flies over a parked Emirates Airline's Airbus A380 during the Bahrain International Air Show held at the Sakir airbase south of Manama, January 16, 2014. (REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed)
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Bahrain Airports Co. said it's in talks with Asian Airlines as it seeks to attract more services to a hub that's undergoing a $980 million upgrade aimed at doubling capacity to 13.5 million passengers over five years.Still, the airport is now a "tired asset," Binfalah said, designed with a capacity of 4 million passengers – barely half 2013's total – and last upgraded in 1994 .Bahrain International is currently served by 23 passenger airlines and 11 cargo carriers, providing 724 flights a week to 41 destinations, with Gulf Air comprising 60 percent of traffic.BAC plans to hold talks with Gulf Air about extra flights to under-served cities.
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