Published On: Wed, Oct 29th, 2014

HIA Logs 10% Increase in Passenger and Cargo Traffic

 Hamad International Airport (HIA)

Hamad International Airport (HIA)

Passenger and cargo traffic through Qatar’s Hamad International Airport (HIA) has increased by 10% in September compared to those at Doha International Airport (DIA) during the same period in 2013, state carrier Qatar Airways (QA) announced Wednesday.

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, QA said.
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.

HIA Chief Operating Officer Badr Al Meer 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.

Source : Qatar News Agency

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