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Doha’s Hamad International Airport Achieves 26.84% Increase in Passenger Traffic During Q3

Our Bureau - : Nov 1, 2023 - : 11:26 pm

Hamad International Airport (DOH) recorded a 26.84% increase in passenger traffic for Q3 compared to the same period last year.

The achievement builds upon a display of consistent growth, with a 44.5% increase in Q1 and a 24% increase in Q2. The Doha based airport has also announced its partnership with Xiamen Airlines, where the Chinese carrier is conducting flights to Beijing and Xiamen.

During Q3 alone, Hamad International Airport welcomed a total of 12,706,475 passengers. The airport reported 67,285 aircraft landing and take-offs within this period, which is an outstanding 24.48% increase compared to the previous year. Cargo operations at Hamad International Airport also saw significant growth in the third quarter, with 3.38% increase – amounting to a total of 590,725 tons of cargo. These numbers underscore the airport’s significance in the global logistics chain.

The airport experienced substantial growth in destinations including Guangzhou and Hangzhou in China, Auckland in New Zealand, Gatwick in the United Kingdom and Denpasar Bali in Indonesia. Lyon and Toulouse in France are the latest additions to the facility’s extensive list of connections. Additionally, flights to Birmingham, Chengdu and Chongqing have resumed.

In September this year, the airport clinched the title of “Best Airport” at the 32nd Annual TTG Travel Awards 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand . Offering a wide range of services and facilities to its passengers, the airport underwent a major expansion in November 2022, which saw the addition of a indoor tropical garden known as the Orchard, along with new lounges and exclusive retail and F&B outlets.


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