Hamad International Airport (HIA) has witnessed a 41.37% increase in the number of passengers served in 2021 compared to 2020, with a total of 17,702,635 passengers served.

Airport cargo operations increased by 20.71% in 2021, with 2,589,283 tonnes of cargo handled in 2021 along with the introduction of six new cargo destinations. Aircraft movement also grew by 28.12%, with 169,909 total aircraft take-off and landing at HIA.

HIA currently serves a total of 156 destinations, with eight new passenger destinations and one new airline partner – RwandaAir – added to HIA’s network in 2021. Dhaka, Male, Dubai, Kathmandu and London were among the busiest departing destinations from HIA in 2021.

HIA Aircraft

HIA Chief Operating Officer Engineer Badr Mohammed Al Meer said that while the global aviation industry witnessed another tumultuous year, HIA prevailed and set new benchmarks and achievements, a reflection of the airport’s dedication to ensuring passenger and staff well-being. He said that the airport maintained stringent safety procedures to ensure a worry-free passenger experience, formed new partnerships to further HIA’s vision for sustainability and technological innovations, and expanded its lifestyle offerings for passengers.

As the Official Airport Partner of the fast-approaching FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, HIA is looking forward to creating new passenger experiences at the airport, while keeping their safety and well-being at the core of operations.

In 2022, HIA is once more a contender for the SKYTRAX ‘World’s Best Airport 2022’ award and it aims to retain its rank as the Best Airport in the World based on its unsurpassed airport operations and service excellence. The SKYTRAX World Airport Awards are based on customer nominations across global nationalities and airports.

HIA Lamp Bear

The survey assesses passenger satisfaction across 39 key performance indicators for airport services and products – including check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security, immigration, and departure. To maintain HIA’s leading position, passengers are encouraged to vote for HIA by visiting the SKYTRAX World Airport Survey website.

For more information about HIA, visit dohahamadairport.com

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