28 OCTOBER 2019


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Article from BTNews 28 OCTOBER 2019

60m-passenger target for Hamad International

A 10,000sq m indoor tropical garden in a central concourse and a 268sq m water feature as the focal point are part of major expansion plans revealed last week for Doha’s Hamad International Airport.

The work is the second part of the airport’s future plans and is divided into two phases – A and B – with the first consisting of a central concourse linking concourses D and E.

Construction is set to start early next year and will increase the airport’s capacity to more than 53m passengers annually by 2022. Phase B, to be completed “after 2022”, will extend concourses D and E to bring capacity to more than 60m.

The expansion plan also includes 11,720sq m of landscaped retail and food and drink space, while the tropical garden and water feature (below) mirror the Jewel project unveiled earlier this year at Changi International Airport in Singapore (BTN 11 March).

Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “This expansion is a vital part of the future success of the Qatar Airways Group, and of course of the country’s preparations to host the 2022 World Cup and beyond.

“The phase two expansion focuses on capacity and passenger experience – we want to provide even better airport journeys to more people around the world. The expansion will allow us to do this.”



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