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QATAR’S NEW INTERNATIONAL TRANSIT HUB INCREASES PASSENGER FOOTFALL BY MORE THAN 11% IN THE MONTH OF JULY

QATAR’S NEW INTERNATIONAL TRANSIT HUB INCREASES PASSENGER FOOTFALL BY MORE THAN 11% IN THE MONTH OF JULY

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 the old Doha International Airport (DIA). HIA saw an 11.36% passenger increase through its doors in July 2014 compared to July 2013. A total of 2,160,843 travellers departed, transferred and arrived into Qatar during July 2014, showcasing the new airport’s global standing as an international transit hub.


Cargo numbers have also increased at HIA with an additional 12.76% traffic in July. All cargo operations are now operating out of the new airport where the facility is fully automated, creating a seamless experience for both the cargo agents and customers.


Badr Al Meer, Chief Operating Officer at HIA said: “We are happy to see that so many more passengers are choosing to fly to Qatar and through our new, world-class facility. Over the coming months and years we will continue to grow and ensure every passenger has the best possible experience at our airport, whether they be departing, arriving or in transit.”


Qatar’s new airport ensures passengers are provided with a comfortable, sophisticated and seamless enjoyable travel experience, with an enormous variety of stores, restaurants and lounges offered to passengers, along with a collection of original art pieces located throughout the airport by local and world famous artists.  


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).


For image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qatarairways/sets/72157644561824791/


For more information please contact the HIA PR and Communications Department via:
Tel: (+974) 4010 2533
Fax: (+974) 4010 4010
Email: hiamedia@qatarairways.com.qa


Notes to Editors:


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 meters 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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