Qatar Airways to move all flights to new airport on May 27

The US$17 billion Hamad International Airport, which opened on April 30, will have the capacity to handle 8,700 customers per hour.
Qatar could add a second terminal to its new airport ahead of the 2022 Fifa World Cup if passenger growth outpaces projections. Fadi Al Assaad / Reuters
Qatar could add a second terminal to its new airport ahead of the 2022 Fifa World Cup if passenger growth outpaces projections. Fadi Al Assaad / Reuters

Qatar Airways said it will move all its flights to the new Hamad International Airport on May 27, a state of the art terminal that will help the country meet the expected 3.5 million influx of football fans for the Fifa World Cup in 2022.

“The move will mean that as of 09:00 Doha time on 27 May, all commercial passenger airlines operating into Qatar will be arriving and departing from Hamad International Airport,” Qatar Airways said in a statement.

After a number of costly delays, the US$17 billion Hamad International Airport opened on April 30.

The airport will have the capacity to handle 8,700 customers per hour, according to the statement. It will also feature 138 check-in counters, including 108 counters for Qatar Airways Economy passengers and all other airlines.

Around 16 counters will be dedicated to Qatar Airways Business Class travellers and 14 check-in counters for Qatar Airways First Class passengers, said Qatar Airways.

The airport will feature 70 shops and 30 cafes and restaurants over an area of 40,000 metres square.

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Published: May 26, 2014 04:00 AM

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