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May 2014


Hamad International Airport, Doha, State of Qatar

Qatar Airways is leading the race in redeveloping the regions future aviation hub,
Hamad International Airport ((formerly known under the project working name New Doha
International Airport)
Hamad International, located just four kilometres away from the existing Doha
International Airport, opened to a soft launch on 30 April 2014.
Qatar Airways, which operates the majority of flights to and from Doha International
Airport, will move its entire operations to Hamad International on 27 May 2014. The
airline will manage and operate the new airport.
The new facility will be the worlds first airport to accommodate unrestricted operations
by all commercial aircraft, including the A380 the largest passenger aircraft ever built.
The 2,200-hectare airport site, more than half of which is built on reclaimed land from
the Arabian Gulf, combines both architectural panache and technologically advanced
systems. An iconic structure, Hamad International Airport promises to offer an unrivalled
experience for passengers, airlines and the local aviation community at large operating
at the facility.
Forecasted for maximum development from 2015 onwards, the airport project will be
implemented in phases, starting with Phase One with a cost of over US$15 billion at
opening day.
Work began in January 2005 on Phase One, which is scheduled to be completed in
2014 to handle an initial capacity of 30 million passengers a year, increasing to over 50
million by the time the airport is fully operational beyond 2015.
Both runways have been completed as has the dredging work on site with 60 per cent of
the airport built on reclaimed land.
Hamad International Airport will incorporate a total of 41 wide body aircraft contact
gates, together with over 40,000 square metres of space devoted to retail and food and
beverage facilities, passenger lounges, and multi-story short-term and long-term
Other features will include a new Emiri (royal) Terminal complex for VIP flights with
additional hardstands, cargo terminal buildings, aircraft hangars and associated airline
and airport ancillary features. The complex will include an airport hotel and a 100-room
transit hotel within the terminal for the convenience of transfer passengers.

Phase One Completion From 2014

A 4,850-metre runway and a 4,250-metre runway capable of taking a fully loaded

Airbus A380 the largest passenger aircraft in the world.

A 600,000 square metre three-storey terminal with 22 remote gates and 41

contact gates, six of which will cater specifically for the A380. The terminal will
have a capacity of 30 million passengers a year.

More than 40,000 square metres of retail facilities and food and beverage

An Aircraft Maintenance Centre with a hangar that can accommodate up to 13

aircraft of different types at any one time, including Airbus A380s, A330s, A340s,
A320 Family of aircraft, Boeing 777s, next generation Boeing 787s and A350s.

A cargo facility with a capacity of 1.4 million tonnes a year. It will have 11
hardstand aircraft parking bays.

A General Aviation Terminal and Hangar.

A courier and mail facility.

Three road interchanges to access the new airport from Ras Abu Aboud Road.

Final Phase Beyond 2015

The addition of another 24 contact gates, to take the total number to 65 six of
them will cater for the A380s.

The further extension of the terminal building to 900,000 square metres to handle
50 million passengers a year.


For further information:

Corporate Communications Department, Qatar Airways
Tel: +974 4430 2072, Fax: +974 4430 2069