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Posted On: 28 May 2014 01:47 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:14 pm

HIA celebrates ‘historic moment’

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Hamad International Airport (HIA) yesterday marked the transfer of all airlines from Doha International Airport (DIA) with passengers receiving celebratory gifts to congratulate them on “being part of the important moment in Qatar’s aviation history”.

Local and international online communities and aviation and travel enthusiasts were able to share in the excitement with information on the celebratory activities shared across HIA’s newly-launched website and social media channels.

Passengers departing on the first 10 flights from HIA were greeted with roses, dates and Qatari flags to mark its first day of full airline operations.

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker said: “We have marked a significant milestone in the phased opening of HIA as all airlines are now operating from our world-class gateway to the world. We wanted passengers to participate in our excitement for this historic moment, presenting them with gifts as they arrived for their flight and as they become a part of HIA’s seamless travel experience for the first time. This is just a small token of our appreciation for the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have received since HIA opened its doors to guests.”

HIA introduced its new social media platforms and website. Passengers looking for information on airport, transport, flights and airline operations may now visit, or alternatively check updates via HIA’s new social media channels, including Twitter (@HIAQatar), Facebook (Hamad International Airport) and Instagram (HIAQatar).