Subscribe Free
in Airports

Hamad International Airport sees increase in passenger numbers during third quarter of 2018

Posted 23 October 2018 · Add Comment

Hamad International Airport (HIA) has welcomed a total of 9.68 million passengers and handled 57,031 aircraft movements in the third quarter of 2018, making this the busiest quarter of the year so far. HIA has also handled 538,551 tonnes of cargo in the third quarter of this year.

The third quarter 2018 report reveals that HIA has served 3,401,880 passengers in July, 3,459,518 passengers in August and 2,821,928 passengers in September, which includes passengers arriving, departing and transferring through HIA. The third quarter of 2018 has also shown a 10.6% increase in passenger traffic in comparison to the third quarter of 2017, with August being the busiest month of the year so far.

The airport also handled 19,064 aircraft movements in July, 19,228 movements in August and 18,739 movements in September, with August being the busiest month for aircraft movement in the year so far. This denotes a 15.2% increase in the total number of aircraft taking off and landing at HIA compared to the same period in 2017. In addition, HIA has handled 538,551 tonnes of cargo in the third quarter of 2018, with 181,643 tonnes in July, 175,585 tonnes in August and 181,322 tonnes in September.

The third quarter of 2018 demonstrates continuous growth for the airport, further positioning it as a leading hub worldwide. HIA has contributed its efforts towards investing in facilities, services, staff and the newest technologies to provide a world-class passenger experience to its travellers.

Badr Mohammed Al Meer, chief operating officer at Hamad International Airport, said: “HIA has demonstrated sustained and continued growth, experiencing the busiest quarter of 2018 so far. As a gateway to Qatar, we are committed to empower its travellers through hassle-free airport travel experience while also accommodating an increasing number of passengers. Our resilient operations, investment on cutting edge technology, and ambitious team had put HIA ahead of the curve in shaping the future of passenger experience”.

As Qatar gears up to welcome thousands of visitors during the FIFA World Cup 2022, HIA is preparing to boost the airport’s capacity which will eventually accommodate more than 50 million passengers per year by 2022. HIA is also working hand-in-hand with the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy to process the smooth arrival of visitors for the World Cup. To ensure seamless and hassle-free airport travel for the increase in passengers, HIA has received 62 next-generation common-use check-in kiosks, with bag tag printing capability and boarding pass verification e-gates. These kiosks and e-gates will have the ability to use biometrics to identify passengers.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Gulf Air awarded as Fastest Growing Airline in Middle East

Gulf Air was recently awarded as the Fastest Growing Airline in the Middle East region at the 19th Airline Marketing Workshop organised by Athens International Airport in the Greek capital.

We must not loose our free spirit...

Fuel prices, the need for infrastructure to keep pace with airline growth, and the dangers of protectionism, were among the topics at the annual meeting of the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) in Cairo. Alan Dron reports.

Airport Show to showcase innovative solutions for Smart Airports

The Airport Show - being held 29 April to 1 May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center (DICEC) - will be providing a new dedicated area for small companies to showcase their innovative solutions, called the Airport

UAE Space Agency announces details of 813 satellite

The UAE Space Agency has announced details of the new 813 satellite, which was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as a gift from the UAE to the Arab

Oman Air ranks first in Heathrow Airport’s ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ Q4 2018 league table

Oman Air has been recognised as the cleanest and quietest carrier in contributing to the reduction of the noise footprint at UK’s Heathrow Airport, as per the Fly Quiet and Green chart published by LHR airport authorities.

Etihad Airways and Elenium to showcase voice activated self-service kiosk

Etihad Airways and Elenium, a provider of automation technology solutions, will together demonstrate how a newly developed voice activated self-service kiosk, bag drop and boarding gate facility will revolutionise the travel

ASU SK0603060619
See us at
ACCA19_BT2141218280219Connect MEIA BT1402010519