November 13, 2018: The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications (MTT) is proud to announce the launch of a single commemorative stamp, with HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa King of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s image, marking the centennial anniversary of the Kingdom’s aviation history 1918-2018.
On this occasion, the Kingdom of Bahrain is commemorating the arrival of the first aircraft to Bahrain and MTT’s Bahrain Post has designed the stamp with an inspired recreation of the image of the aircraft that made this pioneering journey.
The Kingdom of Bahrain has a long-standing history dating back centuries, as the center of civilizations due to its strategic location between East and West, which historically served as a gateway and in more recent times, as a transportation hub for the region.
Today, 100 years later, Bahrain continues to hold an important position in the global aviation industry, providing commercial aviation services, which has strengthened its role as a gateway to the region, with an aviation industry that is undergoing a major infrastructure upgrade through the Airport Modernisation Programme, which is expected to accommodate around 14 million passengers annually upon its completion.
The Bahrain International Airshow is considered to be a critical part of Bahrain’s modern aviation developments, enabling the attraction of foreign direct investment in avation and contributing to the economic development of the Kingdom. The airshow, which is the fastest growing airshow in the region, has in fact succeeded in becoming an important event on the international aviation calendar due to its strong B2B program.
The new 100 year of aviation stamp is available in denominations of 400 fils and Souvenir Sheet at a price of 0.750 fils. The stamps are available at all Bahrain Post branches.