The soft opening of Hamad International Airport (HIA) on April 1st 2013 will see ten foreign airlines operating out of Concourse B and an array of modern facilities for passengers to enjoy.
HIA is a uniquely designed airport set against a beautiful man made lagoon and landscaping, creating a lush green environment to complement the airport’s natural bay and coastal setting.
The roof of the passenger terminal complex creates an architectural feature, the design of which is influenced by the waves of the Arabian Gulf.
HIA is located 4 kilometres east of the existing Doha International Airport (DIA) and has been primarily built on reclaimed land. The airport is based on the Ras Abu Abboud street expressway, also known as the F Ring Road.
Upon entering the HIA site there will be signage directing passengers to the eastern side of the short term car park located opposite the passenger terminal complex.
There are pick up and drop off areas located on both the departure and arrival floors and a bus pavilion located outside Concourse A for passengers using the public bus route or the shuttle bus provided by DIA.
Passengers wanting a beverage or snack before they fly will be able to visit the café located in Concourse B at the far end of level 1.
Before boarding, passengers can visit the express duty free store to browse a wide range of products on offer or pick up any last minute items.
A newsagent is also available for passengers to purchase magazines, books and newspapers for their journey.
Passenger facilities available at HIA include a male and female prayer room and a smoking room located in Concourse B. In addition, HIA will offer all passengers and visitors free WIFI to access from their personal devices throughout the airport.
For families travelling through HIA, there are two specially designated areas located in Concourse B. Families with young children will be able to utilise baby strollers available at HIA on a complimentary basis from airport customer services.