HIA steps to handle passenger rush during Eid holidays

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Hamad International Airport (HIA) has made elaborate arrangements to handle passenger rush during the peak travel season that begins on June 30.

In a communique HIA advised passengers to check-in online, arrive three hours prior to their flight and use the E-gates (wherever applicable) to avoid queues.

HIA reminded passengers that check-in will close 60 minutes prior to flight departure.

Eid Al Fitr holidays for ministries, government entities and public institutions in Qatar will begin on July 3 and end on July 11. Effectively, the holidays will commence on July 1 due to the weekend.

Hence, Hamad International Airport in Doha is expected to witness heavy rush of passengers from June 30.

HIA advised general public who are dropping off or collecting passengers to use the short-term car park, which provides complimentary parking for the first 30 minutes and costs QR5 an hour thereafter.

Passengers also have the option of parking their vehicles at the airport’s long-term car park, which provides customers with a regular shuttle service to the main terminal every 15-20 minutes.

The east short-term car park is more convenient for passengers flying with Qatar Airways, while the west short-term car park (map) is better suited for passengers travelling with all other airlines.

A lost ticket will cost QR35, HIA cautioned the users of parking facility.

Long-term car park facility is located on the southern end of the passenger terminal. It offers covered and secured parking for up to 60 days with complementary shuttle service to the terminal every 15- 20 minutes.

For every completed day (24 hours), QR45 will be charged at the Long-term car park facility.

A lost ticket will cost QR35 in addition to the actual tariff for the duration of parking, HIA said.

Meanwhile, Qatar Duty Free is offering passengers travelling by Qatar Airways 10% off shopping vouchers for online check-in.

For assistance during travel and updates on deals and offers, passengers can download the ‘HIAQatar’ App available for both Android and iPhone. (Source / Image)