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HIA witnesses 10% passenger increase compared to old airport for the month of September

HIA witnesses 10% passenger increase compared to old airport for the month of September

In just four months of its operations, Hamad International Airport has announced an increase in its monthly passenger statistics compared to those at Doha International Airport (DIA).

According to a press statement issued by HIA, the airport saw a 10% passenger increase in September 2014 compared to September 2013 at DIA. A total of 2,201,271 travellers departed, transferred and arrived into Qatar during September 2014. 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.

Badr Al Meer, HIA Chief Operating Officer, 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.”

After a series of delays, Hamad International Airport finally began operations on May 27, 2014. Read JustHere‘s report on the HIA opening here.

[Photo courtesy: Qatar Airways via Flickr]

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