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Archives 2011

CEO's Inaugural Message
- November 26, 2011

It is a great honor and a privilege for me to join a well established company like BAS. During the first few weeks I had the opportunity to speak to many of you on a one-to-one basis.

- October 16, 2011

Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) Chairman announced the appointment of Mr. George Saounatsos as the new CEO.

Archives 2012

BAS receives Ministry of Labour "Shield of Excellence” award in recognition of outstanding efforts made in National employee’s wages improvements for the year 2012
- December 27, 2012

Bahrain Airport Services (BAS), the award winning ground handling company at Bahrain International Airport, has been recognized yet again for its outstanding Human Resources Development and Reward initiatives, at the recent Ministry of Labour Annual Awards Function to celebrate & recognize outstandi

BAS article in "Endeavour" business journal, UK
- December 13, 2012

Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) was founded nearly four decades ago to provide fully integrated airport services at Bahrain International Airport (BIA).

The Airbus A380, makes first landing ever at Bahrain Intl Airport
- October 11, 2012

An Airbus A380 aircraft operated by Emirates Airlines, en-route to Dubai from London, landed for the first time at Bahrain International Airport on Wednesday morning.

United Airlines Appreciation of BAS Security services staff
- October 07, 2012

Since United Airlines started operating flights to Bahrain back in April 2010, BAS security teams worked to the highest industry standards serving all UAL flights at Bahrain Intl Airport and, undergoing stringent security audits from the US Transport Security Administration, the US Department of Hom

On-time, every time- Gulf Air makes a mark in flight punctuality
- September 16, 2012

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has been ranked among top five airlines in the world and the only airline from the Middle East for best on-time punctuality of its flights in the last annual FlightStats On-time Performance Service Awards

United Airlines Award for BAS Catering
- August 17, 2012

United Airlines have awarded BAS Catering the 2012 Mid-Year Caterer Award for outstanding service.

Moving towards a Performance-based Company
- July 22, 2012

BAS, in line with our strategic objective to advance into a performance-based organization, has taken the lead in implementing a corporate-wide BAS Performance Monitoring System (BPMS).

Traffic Performance Improvement and New Airside Operations Centre
- June 14, 2012

Our Traffic Division is well into its “process re-engineering” and performance improvement program launched in the beginning of the year as part of our Corporate objectives for streamlining and optimizing the way we operate.

BAS diversifies: Signs Contract to Provide Full Catering Services for King Hamed University Hospital
- May 30, 2012

BAS was selected as the best and most credible bidder to provide full catering services for the King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH).

Dilmun Lounge Wins Again
- April 29, 2012

Dilmun Lounge has made us all proud by winning two awards for 2012! The Priority Pass Lounge of the Year awards are designed to recognise the lounges that deliver exceptional service.

Cargo Role in Bahrain's Formula-1 Success
- April 23, 2012

BAS Cargo Department handled flawlessly all chartered flights transporting Formula-1 cars and equipment during the 2012 Bahrain International Circuit. This usually happens three to four days prior to the event date.

BAS Adopts new Vision & Mission
- April 01, 2012

Following always a proactive and creative approach in order to respond to the changing nature of the business environment in Bahrain and beyond, as well as ensure a competitive edge, the Executive Management of the company has implemented a new mission and vision statements and defined strategic obj

BAS receives “Line Maintenance On-Time performance” award from Etihad Airways
- March 19, 2012

Bahrain Airport Services have proven their technical responsiveness, troubleshooting capabilities and efficiency in Line Maintenance by receiving the “On-Time Performance Award” from Etihad Airways as there was not a single delay in departure times and technical handling

Massive Training Master Program Launched for 2012/13
- March 01, 2012

BAS considers the initial and recurrent training of our staff across the full spectrum of our business a top priority. It is of immense importance in order to improve the level of service to our passengers and airlines and advance as a company.

BAETC to Offer UK Higher National Diploma (HND) in Aeronautical Engineering
- February 26, 2012

BAS Aircraft Engineering Training Centre (BAETC) announced at the Bahrain International Air Show (BIAS) their accreditation by EDEXCEL as a "UK Higher National Diploma (HND) provider” for Aeronautical Engineering. BAETC is set to launch the UK HND program to students and graduates in the coming mont

BAS signed contract to provide catering for King Hamed University Hospital
- February 01, 2012

BAS Catering Division has been appointed to provide catering at the King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH). The five year deal will provide all patient meals and manage a commercial outlet serving meals & snacks to hospital staff & visitors.

BAS Flying High with 2012 BIAS Success
- January 30, 2012

The second Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) held on 19-21 January 2012 closed with a healthy orders book. With the success of this second event, Bahrain Airshow has earned itself a regular spot on the international calendar.

Archives 2013

BAS honors its passenger services Employees for their effort to facilitate the Hajj passengers’ journey during the Hajj season.
- November 10, 2013

Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) honored four of its passenger services Employees at Bahrain International Airport (BIA) for their efforts during the Hajj season.

BAS provides Cargo Handling Services for the heaviest aircraft in the world (Antonov AN 225)
- October 31, 2013

Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) Cargo and Traffic teams provided class efficient cargo handling services for the heaviest aircraft in the world (Antonov AN 225) at Bahrain International Airport.

BAS Managers completes Management Development Programme
- September 22, 2013

Thirty four Managers and Middle Management staff have successfully completed the Management Development Programme (MDP) which was conducted by EMIC for Training Solutions.

BAS Excels in IATA Safety Audit
- September 02, 2013

In June 2013 BAS has undergone a thorough biannual IATA Safety Audit in Ground Operations (ISAGO) for certification renewal purposes.

BAETC HND graduate student receives award for Aerospace Project
- August 25, 2013

Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Saeed, a Higher National Diploma student at BAS Aircraft Engineering Training Centre (BAETC), has been awarded by the CEO of Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) for his field study project at the Centre.

Bahrain Airport Services Takes Ground Handling Operations to the next level
- July 21, 2013

Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) is concluding the first stage of a mission-critical multi-phased project which aims at achieving higher operational efficiency and service delivery standards by automating key processes,

Dilmun Lounge Awarded Two Top Priority Pass “Lounge of the Year Award 2013"
- June 30, 2013

The Dilmun Lounge, operated by Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) at Bahrain International Airport, received two top Priority Pass distinctions; the Lounge of the year Award 2013 for “Best Business Facilities” and for “Best Staff”.

BAS Signed Contract to Provide Catering Services to Salmaniya Medical Centre
- June 16, 2013

BAS won a tender from the Ministry of Health and has been appointed to provide breakfast catering services to Salmaniya Medical Centre patients for an initial trial period of six months.

BAS Raft Race Team wins second place
- June 12, 2013

For the fifth year in a row Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) Raft Race team participated in the 2013 annual race event titled “Row for Charity, Race for Fun” and competed against 33 teams from different companies in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

BAS participates in the Airportshow 2013 Exhibition in Dubai
- June 10, 2013

Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) Participated in the Airportshow 2013, held in Dubai on 6 – 8 May 2013. The Exhibition was held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the President of the Department of Civil Aviation, CEO and Chairman of The Emirates Group and Chairman of Dubai

BAS provides Pushback Training to Oman Air Staff
- May 28, 2013

Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) provided Oman Air staff with a 5-week specialized Push-back training for their aircraft fleet.

BAS Training & Development Senior Manager receives the Excellence Award in Training & Human Resource
- May 20, 2013

The Senior Manager for Training and Development of Bahrain Airport Service (BAS), Mr. Khalid Al Bastaki, received the excellence award for his contribution in the training and human resources development of nationals in BAS at the 6th Vocational Training Award ceremony.

(BAETC) Provides Training to Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT)
- May 12, 2013

BAS Aircraft Engineering Training Centre (BAETC) delivered to Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT) an intensive 3-week training program as part of the training portfolio of BAETC.

Bahraini students from BAETC achieve UK Higher National Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering
- March 31, 2013

BAS Aircraft Engineering Training Centre (BAETC), a specialist business division of Bahrain Airport Services (BAS), held the graduation of its first group of students awarded with the EDEXCEL-accredited UK Higher National Diploma (HND) in Aeronautical Engineering.

BAETC Participate in MRO Middle East
- January 23, 2013

BAS Aircraft Engineering Training Centre (BAETC), the region's state-of-the-art training organization for Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering took part in the MRO Middle East Expo, held in Dubai on 22/23 Jan 2013.

Archives 2014

BAS Honors Employees of the Month November 2014
- December 15, 2014

(BAS) honored twenty seven of its employees from various departments for their exceptional performances for the month of November 2014

- November 24, 2014

Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) Chairman Mr. Jalal Mohammed Jalal announced the appointment of Mr. Abdulla Abu Khamseen as the new Chief Executive Officer of BAS effective from October 1, 2014.

- September 09, 2014

Bahrain Airport Services Co. (BAS) has selected air transport IT specialist, SITA, to automate staff rostering and allocation at Bahrain International Airport in a new five-year deal.

BAS provides training to the Royal Medical Services team of the Military Hospital
- August 26, 2014

Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) provides training to the Royal Medical Services team of the Military Hospital

Dilmun Lounge wins Two Priority Pass Awards for the year 2014
- August 10, 2014

The Dilmun Lounge operated by Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) at Bahrain International Airport scooped the award for Best Business Facilities and was Highly Commended for the African and Middle East region for the year 2014.

Signing of MOU between BAS Aircraft Engineering Training Center (BAETC) and Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA)
- July 20, 2014

BAS Aircraft Engineering Training Centre (BAETC) signed a memorandum of understanding with the leading provider of professional aviation training, Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) on Sunday, 29th June 2014.

BAS staff members get their medical checkups by Middle East Medical Center
- July 08, 2014

In association with Middle East Medical Center (MEMC) HIDD, BAS arranged two days free medical checkups event to all staff members on the 5th and 12th June 2014.

BAS migrates to Amadeus Altea DCS
- June 30, 2014

BAS is pleased to announce the successful migration to Altéa Departure Control System – Flight Management and Customer Management.

BAS Training instructor attained IATA certification
- May 20, 2014

Bahrain Airport Services Training Instructor Mr. Yasser Mohammed Essa has attained IATA Diploma in Air Cargo Operations after successfully completing all IATA required courses (Cargo Skills and Procedures, Dangerous Goods Regulations, Live Animals Regulations, Cargo Introductory).

- May 13, 2014

BAS Training Department had the opportunity to train students from Istiqlal School for their work life.

Signing of MOU between BAETC and Alpha Aviation Academy UAE
- May 13, 2014

BAS Aircraft Engineering Training Centre (BAETC) signed a memorandum of understanding with the region’s largest Multi-crew Pilot License facility Alpha Aviation Academy UAE on Sunday, 5th May 2014.

BAS showcases it’s State of an Art Catering Services at the 6th Annual Food & Hospitality Expo Bahrain
- April 19, 2014

Bahrain Airport Services is honored to be one of the participants in the 6th Annual Food & Hospitality Expo 2014 to showcase their high quality facilities and international experience in its Catering Services Division.

BAS Honors February Employees of the Month
- March 26, 2014

Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) honored four of its employees from various departments for their exceptional performances for the month of February 2014;

BAS participates in Bahrain University Career Day 14
- March 11, 2014

Bahrain Airport Services is honoured to be one of the 44 participants in Bahrain University 14th Career Day event that was held under the patronage of Dr. Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi, President of the University of Bahrain from 10th to 12th March 2014.

BAS Celebrates the 2nd Anniversary Partnership with King Hamad University Hospital
- February 09, 2014

BAS Catering Division hosted a special lunch gathering to celebrate the second anniversary of partnership in providing catering at the King Hamad University Hospital.

BAS Strategic ground support partner for the BIAS 2014
- February 03, 2014

Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) was appointed once again as the official provider “full ground handling support services” for the Third Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) 2014. BAS was a significant player in this logistics-intensive event that was held on 16-18 January 2014.

Archives 2015

BAS launched staff campaign
- June 15, 2015

Bahrain Airport services launched a staff Internal motivational campaign called “You are the foundation of BAS”.

Signing Ceremony of CAFE opening by King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH) & BAS
- May 04, 2015

In light of the existing joint cooperation between Bahrain Airport Services and King Hamad University Hospital a new agreement was signed to open a Café providing snacks and drinks on the third floor of the hospital.
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