Organisers cancel Bahrain International Airshow

Covid-19 pandemic forces event organisers to push Bahrain’s air show back to 2022
Bahrain Airshow, Bahrain International Airshow

The organisers of the Bahrain International Airshow have decided to cancel the event due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The airshow, which had been due to take place in November this year, will now take place in 2022.

A statement from the oragnisers read: "Due to the ongoing challenges and travel restrictions around the world caused by the COVID 19 pandemic, the Supreme Organising Committee of the Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) has taken the decision to cancel the 2020 show which was to be held from 18th to the 20th of November 2020.

"Upon careful consideration of all factors and after consultation with our partners around the world, we believe this is in the best interest of all delegates, participants and partners, and we look forward to working together to come back stronger in 2022."

Bahrain International Airshow is usually held every two years and in 2018 the event attracted some 54,000 visitors and saw around $5 billion of orders placed.

Events around the world have been cancelled and postponed because of the impact of the coronavirus.

Bahrain was one of the first countries in the Middle East to go into lockdown and suspend commercial air travel within its borders.

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