Qatar's Opens New Hamad International Airport

04 Mar 2013
On April 1st 2013 Qatar's Hamad International Airport is set to launch its phase 1 opening,, with 12 international airlines including low cost carriers launching their services from the new airport.

The new facility, operated by Qatar Airways will set a new stadard in airport and airline efficiency, passenger convenience and service standards, with the ability of handling 28 million passengers a year, rising to 50 million by 2015.

Until full operations begin at Hamad International airport in the second half of the year, Qatar will operate a dual airport operation.

Qatar Airways plan to move all of its operations to the new airport in the second half of the year and have pledged to work with the first movers to ensure a smooth transaction.