Hamad Airport Welcomes 7.8 Million Passengers in Second Quarter of 2018
Hamad International Airport (HIA) served a total of 7.8 million passengers in the second quarter of 2018, according to second quarter results.
The second quarter 2018 report revealed that HIA has served 2,812,114 passengers in April, 2,434,611 passengers in May and 2,645,257 passengers in June, which includes passengers arriving, departing and transferring through HIA. The month of June has been a busy one for Qatar’s airport with year-on-year growth of 12.56% in passenger figures and 8.9% in aircraft movements.
The airport also handled 17,503 aircraft movements in April, 17,971 movements in May and 18,043 movements in June. HIA handled 540,357 tonnes of cargo in the second quarter of 2018, with 177,591 tonnes in April, 184,372 tonnes in May and 178,393 tonnes in June, which reflects a significant climb of 5% in comparison with the first quarter of 2018 when the airport handled 514,299 tonnes of cargo.
The second quarter of 2018 has been promising for Qatar’s airport hub, emerging strong since the blockade imposed on Qatar last year, confirming positive growth in addition to having achieved the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ award amongst other renowned recognitions earlier this year.
HIA has also reinforced its core focus in providing hassle-free and seamless passenger experience by recently announcing its industry-leading transfer security screening capacity and enhanced passenger satisfaction in its transfer areas with highly trained staff and shorter queuing times at security points. It is also enhancing its inclusive features in the terminal with additional special handling lounge to accomodate passengers with special needs.
In collaboration with Qatar Museums, a new public art piece named ‘Cosmos’ by acclaimed contemporary French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel may now be viewed at the airport terminal.
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