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QATAR’S NEW HAMAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SEES 10% INCREASE IN PASSENGER FOOTFALL DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER

QATAR’S NEW HAMAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT SEES 10% INCREASE IN PASSENGER FOOTFALL DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER

Doha, Qatar: Hamad International Airport (HIA), 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 (DIA).


HIA saw a 10% 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% of cargo traffic, an increase of 4.7% of mail and 7.6% 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. 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.  


Passengers looking for further information on the airport, flights and airline operations can now visit www.dohahamadairport.com, or alternatively check for updates via HIA’s new social media channels including; Twitter (@HIAQatar), Facebook (Hamad International Airport) and Instagram (HIAQatar).


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For more information please contact:


Tel: (+974) 4010 2533
Fax: (+974) 4010 4010
Email: hiamedia@qatarairways.com.qa


Hamad International Airport is the world’s newest aviation hub, a world-class facility that sets new benchmarks and redefines the passenger and transit experience.


Positioned at the edge of the Arabian Gulf, Hamad International Airport’s tranquil waterside setting provides a perfect backdrop for its stylish architectural elements, underpinned by advanced airport systems. It features two runways, among the longest in the world, a state-of-the-art air traffic control tower, a stunning passenger terminal with an initial design capacity of 30 million passengers per year, over 40,000 square metres of combined retail, food and beverage facilities and a uniquely shaped public mosque.


For more information about Hamad International Airport, please visit www.dohahamadairport.com.



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