Hamad International Airport off to flying start in Qatar

Hamad International Airport off to flying start in Qatar

Hamad International Airport, Qatar’s new world-class gateway to the world, today announced an increase in its monthly passenger statistics compared to those at Doha International Airport.

HIA saw a ten per cent passenger increase through its doors in September 2014 compared to September 2013 at DIA.

A total of 2,201,271 travellers departed, transferred and arrived into Qatar during September 2014, showcasing the new airport’s global standing as an international transit hub.

Cargo, mail and aircraft movements have also increased at HIA with an additional 13.6 per cent of cargo traffic, an increase of 4.7 per cent of mail and 7.6 per cent more aircraft movements in September 2014.

Badr Al Meer, Hamad International Airport chief operating officer, said: “In our fourth month of operation, we are seeing continued growth in passenger, cargo and mail traffic.

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“HIA is distinguishing itself as a world-class airport and a key hub for the Middle East, and we are proud to be the home of Qatar’s national carrier, Qatar Airways, along with more than 40 other international airlines.”

HIA continues to add new facilities to its passenger terminal complex, including a multitude of ATMs, currency exchange outlets and a dedicated area for taxis, to ensure passengers have a seamless and hassle-free journey.