Hamad airport welcomes more than 30 million passengers in 2015

The number of passengers traveling through Hamad International Airport (HIA) this year has exceeded its capacity of 30 million, the airport said in a statement.

In the past 12 months including December, the airport served more than 30 million people.

This is up from the 26.3 million people who passed through during 2014, although the figures are not a direct comparison as HIA only became fully functional at the end of May 2014.

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In its first full year of operations (from June 2014 until May 2015), HIA saw 28 million passengers use its facilities, according to government site Hukoomi.