Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker has said that Hamad International Airport will go ahead with its expansions plans and will achieve a capacity to handle more than 55 million passengers ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022.
“We are building something really out of this world,” he said about the HIA expansion.
“We are expanding a huge area of the western runway. We are also building the north node of the Hamad International Airport, which will increase the capacity to over 55 million passengers.
The expansion plans will be done in two phases. The first phase will link the North Node to the new Central Concourse, increasing the terminal’s annual handling capacity to over 55 million passengers by 2022, right in time for the World Cup.
The expansion in this phase would take the airport’s capacity to more than 65 million passengers annually.
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