Launch carriers confirmed for Hamad International Airport

Launch carriers confirmed for Hamad International Airport RAK Airways will be among the carriers launching from the new airport

Hamad International Airport has confirmed it will begin soft opening operations for ten passenger airlines from April 1st.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines, flydubai, Air Arabia, Iran Air and RAK Airways will be among the first carriers to move into the new facility.

Air India Express, Nepal Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines. Syrian Air and Yemen Airways will complete the
line up.

Qatar Airways’ flights will not be affected.

The national airline will move its entire operations from the current Doha International Airport (DIA) to Hamad International Airport (HIA) by the end of the year.

The ten airlines listed will no longer have a presence at Doha International Airport (DIA) and will operate exclusively from HIA from April 1st 2013.

There will be around 32 passenger flights departing daily from HIA equating to approximately 222 flights per week. 

Concourse B at HIA will be fully operational on 1st April 2013 for passengers travelling with these ten airlines.

Passengers will enter the passenger terminal complex from the east side entrance and go directly to the check-in counters.

After check-in, immigration and security, passengers will be directed to concourse B.

At HIA, passengers departing and arriving will be boarding and exiting aircraft via an air bridge to the terminal.

Along with the concourse B opening on April 1st 2013, the eastern runway, which is the longer of the two runways at HIA, and the uniquely designed, crescent-shaped air traffic control tower, will also be in operation.

For transport between airports, arriving and departing passengers will be able to use the shuttle bus service which will be operating from HIA to Doha International Airport Departures terminal and DIA to HIA as of the April 1st 2013.