Doha International Airport
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- Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
- Air Arabia
Air India Express
Cargolux Airlines International
Iran Aseman Airlines
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Middle East Airlines
Pakistan International Airlines
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- Air Canada
All Nippon Airways
Azerbaijan Airlines AZAL
Delta Air Lines
Doha International Airport is the gateway to Qatar and home of rapidly expanding Qatar Airways. The airport has experienced strong growth in recent years, due to rapid expansion by national airline and part stakeholder Qatar Airways. Phase I of the New Doha International Airport will be ready for operation in 2011, as the airport completes construction in early 2011, after merging Phase I and Phase II development.
The new airport will have capacity for 24 million passengers p/a and 1.4 million tonnes of cargo. When Phase III development is completed, scheduled for 2015, capacity will increase to approximately 40 million passengers p/a. Ultimately the airport could be expanded to capacity for close to 50 million passengers p/a, if another development phase is carried out over 2020-2025.
Location of Doha International Airport, Qatar
Ground Handlers servicing Doha International Airport
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Qatar Airways’ has revealed Miami as its sixth US destination. This caps off a raft of planned new service by the three big Gulf carriers in 2014 as each airline – Emirates, Etihad and Qatar – works to increase its presence in the North American market. All are working towards feeding more North American traffic through their hubs in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha and onward to points in Asia, Australasia, Africa and Europe.
The rapid expansion by the three Gulf carriers into the Americas during the past couple of years reflects each airline's respective strategy to ensure they serve all the key global markets. That growth is also accompanied by changing dynamics in the global airline business triggered by the rise of the big three as other major airlines throughout the world have softened their attitudes towards Emirates, Etihad and Qatar and forged partnerships with those airlines to optimise the profitability of their networks. Delta and some other US airlines are exceptions, as Delta strongly resists Etihad's expansion into the US, perhaps fearing that US consumers will discover the much higher level of product offered by the Gulf airlines.
The big three Gulf carriers capped off a significant push into the US market in Apr-2013 with Qatar’s launch of service from Doha to Chicago. But Emirates remains the leading carrier to the US amongst those airlines, and broadened its reach into the US significantly during 2012 with the launch of service to Dallas/Fort Worth, Seattle and Washington Dulles.
Now with the most recent US route launches behind them, the next moves by the Gulf carriers into the market are being watched closely as the stature of those three carriers continues to rise on a global scale.
All three carriers have previously stated their desire to further enhance their service footprint in the US. But for the moment no new direct services have been announced by those airlines; however there is some subtle movement as Qatar and American Airlines have introduced a codeshare ahead of Qatar’s ascension into oneworld later in 2013. Emirates and Etihad are making capacity adjustments in some existing US markets while Emirates is making an interesting move by introducing new service between Milan and New York as part of a one-stop route from Dubai.
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker announced earlier this month the carrier intends to join the oneworld alliance by Oct-2013, only 12 months after it announced that it had been selected for membership. The 2012 announcement that the airline planned to join the alliance system sent ripples of reaction through the aviation landscape of the Middle East, as well as globally, helping to bring about a major commercial reshaping.
Joining oneworld will usher in a new era for Qatar Airways. After years of setting its own path and growth trajectory, the airline has decided to hitch itself to the alliance system, albeit to the most loosely based of the international airline groupings. Its membership is being sponsored by British Airways. The airline’s membership in oneworld will see it coordinate flights, schedules and systems with other member airlines, including Iberia, Qantas, Royal Jordanian, Cathay Pacific, Malaysian Airlines, LAN and Japan Airlines.
The UAE has experienced a decade of relentless aviation growth. Separated by less than 120km, the three largest airports in the country at Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah have seen their traffic driven by their home carriers, Emirates, flydubai, Etihad and Air Arabia, each of which handles the majority of passengers passing through the airports.
This year could see the three airports reach a combined 80 million passenger throughput. With each achieving double digit growth, a combination of large order books for the local airlines and an increasing fleet of foreign carriers attracted to the market, the UAE airports are fast approaching the total airport traffic of New York City's system, stagnating at a little above 100 million passengers annually.
Despite a massive airport construction programme, capacity is being challenged and the restrictions on air traffic movements among the UAE and its neighbours are increasingly a constraint on efficient operation.
Indonesia's short-haul airline market has quietly been booming for the past decade, as carriers seek to meet demand from a 240 million strong population spread over islands and difficult terrain, making aviation an ideal transport. Not to be forgotten however are long-haul markets, critical for a country with a rising middle class as well as the world's largest Muslim population.
That once meant seasonal religious charters but now it also means growing trade with the Middle East and north Africa – and Indonesia becoming a safe and democratic destination for Middle East markets to visit. So it comes naturally that Middle East carriers are advancing strategic developments in Indonesia. But they are doing it in their typically contrasting styles: Etihad will partner with flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, while Emirates plots its own capacity expansion with a third daily 777-300ER service to Jakarta, making the Indonesian capital Emirates' third largest non-stop destination by ASKs.
The global upheaval in airline alliances and partnerships will only intensify with the oneworld alliance expected to announce in New York City on 08-Oct-2012 the membership of Qatar Airways, sponsored by International Airlines Group (IAG). oneworld will seek to regain momentum after failing so far to secure an Indian and mainland Chinese member. It is also the smallest and loosest of the three marketing alliances and in recent years has had carriers frequently in financial straits, including Mexicana (now defunct), Malev (now defunct) Japan Airlines and American Airlines.
While Qatar's addition would indicate unanimous approval from oneworld carriers, it would not have been attained easily and does not guarantee all carriers are pleased. Qatar for IAG's British Airways and Iberia will be a deep partner while for others – chiefly Cathay Pacific, Finnair and Qantas – it will be a competitor and they must sort through how to integrate Qatar into their web at a time marketing alliances are losing lustre to a Middle East-centric approach. For this redirection of global aviation strategy, there is no guide. Qatar and oneworld are writing a new rulebook.