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19-Sep-2016 7:59 AM

Doha Hamad International Airport pax up 20% to 17.6m in 1H2016

Doha Hamad International Airport reported (18-Sep-2016) a 20% year-on-year increase to 17.6 million passengers in 1H2016, setting a new passenger record for the airport. The airport reported a 20.3% increase to 817,792 tonnes of cargo and a 17% increase to 118,069 aircraft movements during the period. Top routes in regards to passenger numbers were Dubai, London, Bangkok, Bahrain and Colombo. The UAE topped all countries in terms of total passenger numbers followed by India, Saudi Arabia, US and UKHamad International Airport COO Engr Badr Mohammed Al Meer said: "The first six months of this year have been the busiest for our airport to date, achieving record passenger and aircraft movement traffic. We expect HIA to continue demonstrating a healthy and steady growth in passenger numbers for the rest of the year, supporting Qatar’s vision for HIA to be leader among global aviation hubs. We are therefore committed to further invest in the development of HIA, by adding capacity, improving connectivity and delivering the best services to our travellers who have voted us as one of the top ten airports and the 5th best airport shopping in the world for 2016, and the top airport in the Middle East for the last two years." [more - original PR]

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