Hamad International Airport
Hamad International is Qatar’s new airport, opened in 2014 next to the city of Doha and the Arabian Gulf. It serves over 360,000 flights and 30 million passengers every year and is a home to five-star airline Qatar Airways. Hamad International Airport is at the forefront of Qatar’s vision, being an architectural masterpiece which combines innovation and efficiency. Located exactly where east meets west, Hamad International Airport can connect you to countless cities around the globe.
10 key facts and figures
- Hamad International airport welcomes 30 million passengers a year. Soon this figure will be 50 million.
- Of the airport’s two runways, the western one is the eighth longest in the world (4850 metres).
- Every hour 100 take-off and landing movements are possible. That means five planes every three minutes.
- The 600,000 m² passenger terminal is Qatar’s biggest building.
- The check-in hall alone is 25,000 m² of airy, column-free space.
- The airport has an incredible 138 check-in counters. 14 of these are styled as private booths (for Qatar Airways First Class passengers).
- Our maintenance hangar is the world’s largest and can take up to 13 aircraft at once.
- This is the first airport ever designed specifically for the A380.
- The baggage handling system can handle 5,000 bags an hour, or 120,000 a day.
- During construction over 6.2 million cubic metres of waste material was removed, desalinated and used as landfill – the Gulf’s largest such environmental project.