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Qatar's new Hamad International Airport sees 10% increase in passenger footfall during September 2014

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Doha’s international transit hub reports an increase in passenger and cargo traffic after four months of operation.

DOHA, QATAR: Hamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar’s new world-class gateway to the world, 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.  




Photo caption: Hamad International Airport.
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