Hamad International Airport Handles 28m Passengers In Its First Year

Qatar’s Hamad International Airport (HIA) served a record 28 million passengers in its first year of operations, recording a 23.6 percent year-on-year increase from the number served in its previous hub at Doha International Airport (DIA).

From June 2014 to May 2015, HIA saw 28,047,750 passengers arriving, departing and transferring through the airport, The Peninsula reported.

It is a significant increase from 22.6 million passengers who travelled through the previous hub, DIA.

The new airport also handled more than one million metric tonnes of cargo in its first year, demonstrating a 12 percent increase compared to the previous hub.

Furthermore, HIA recorded an 11.4 percent increase in the number of handled aircraft, which now stands at 193,173, accommodating 36 airlines.

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Source News: Qatar Living