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Qatar announces new name for its international airport

Posted 14 January 2013 · Add Comment

Abdul Aziz Al Noaimi, chairman of the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority, has announced the New Doha International Airport (NDIA) will be renamed as Hamad International Airport, the Peninsula has reported.

The airport will have the world's longest commercial runway at 4850 metres, with a second of 4250 metres. It will initially have the capacity to handle 28 million passengers a year, before being extended in a second phase to handle 50 million.

 

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