Simplified Business Aviation Permissions for Overflight and Landings at Bahrain International Airports
Overflight Permits in Bahrain’s International Operations
When planning flights over the Kingdom of Bahrain’s airspace, it is imperative to adhere to Bahrain Civil Aviation Law and Regulations. Ensuring compliance entails providing a valid mailing address for invoicing purposes, as failure to do so may lead to the rejection of approval requests.
For scheduled airlines intending to add extra flights or modify their seasonal schedules, a formal application via the (AL-NAWRAS) system is mandatory. This request should be submitted at least 72 hours before the scheduled arrival time. However, it’s important to note that aircraft registered in ICAO States and operated by airlines from contracting States are generally allowed to overfly Bahrain without requiring specific overflight permissions, provided their respective states are signatories to the International Air Transit Agreement. For non-traffic stops, advance notice of one week is required for administrative and operational reasons.
Landing Permits in Bahrain’s International Operations
All flights intending to land at Bahrain International Airport or depart from it must conform to Bahrain Civil Aviation Law and Regulations. A critical aspect of this compliance is the provision of a valid mailing address for invoicing purposes. Neglecting this requirement may lead to the rejection of approval requests.
For operators conducting VVIP/VIP flights involving landing in, departing from, or overflying Bahrain, approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is necessary, as outlined in GEN 220.127.116.11.7. Specifically, any State or Military aircraft (including chartered flights) intending to overfly, land in, or depart from Bahrain must apply for approval. A minimum notice period of two weeks before the intended date of overflight, arrival, or departure is required to comply with this regulation.
How to secure flight permits in Bahrain ?
Yes, specific restrictions for operating to Bahrain can vary, and you should check them with Bahrain Civil Aviation Affairs (BCAA).
No, the issuance of Bahrain Overflight Permits does not incur any CAA processing fees.
Bahrain overflight permits have a validity of +72 hours from their initial requested schedule.
Bahrain Civil Aviation Affairs operates from 0400Z to 1100Z.
The Bahrain Overfly Permit number is AT/P/18-12/ON/000001.
Flight plans should be submitted at least 60 minutes prior to departure, considering timely information of ATS units along the route and requirements for Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) purposes.
Flight plans should be submitted at the Air Traffic Services Reporting Office (ARO) at the departure aerodrome.
In the event of a delay in departure of 30 minutes or more, the flight plan should be amended or a new flight plan should be submitted after canceling the old plan.