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Posted On: 17 November 2022 11:10 pm
Updated On: 17 November 2022 11:35 pm

Hamad International Airport (HIA) & Doha International Airport (DIA) launch facilities for departing passengers during World Cup

Fareeha Imtiaz
Fareeha Imtiaz
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As part of its operational preparations to welcome millions of visitors for the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, MATAR, the Qatar Company for Airport Operation and Management, announced the commencement of the Passenger Overflow Area at both Hamad International Airport (HIA) and Doha International Airport (DIA) – operating from the 17th of November until the 31st of December 2022.

Set to offer fans extended memorable experiences and seamless connectivity throughout both airports, the passenger overflow area at DIA will be able to welcome up to 12,000 departing passengers per day. Qatar’s HIA has the capacity to accommodate 24,000 passengers per day.

Who can access the passenger overflow areas

The passenger overflow areas will only be accessible for passengers arriving at HIA and DIA more than four hours and up to eight hours prior to their scheduled departure flight time – regardless of the airlines in which passengers are flying with.

What to expect at the passenger overflow areas

The passenger overflow areas at both HIA and DIA will be operating for 24 hours a day, seven days a week – and will include a variety of food and beverage options, retail stores, gaming areas, football pitches for children, quiet areas, luggage storage, a lost and found desk, flight information screen, a free WI-FI activation area and more.

How to access the passenger overflow areas

Departing passengers can access the overflow area at HIA by taking a shuttle bus from the airport’s metro station. To access the overflow area at DIA, passengers can either take a Taxi to the facility or use public transportation to the Al Matar Al Qadeem metro station.

The passenger overflow area does not include check-in service desks, so travellers can either check-in online while at the premises or visit the check-in halls at HIA or DIA.

Source & cover image credit: Press Release