(Jan 10, 2022)
Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Qatar handled 17,702,635 passengers in 2021, an increase of 41.37% in the number of passengers served in 2020.
Airport freight operations increased by 20.71% in 2021, with 2,589,283 tonnes of freight handled in 2021 as well as the introduction of 6 new freight destinations.
Aircraft movements increased 28.12%, with 169,909 aircraft taking off and landing at HIA.
HIA currently serves a total of 156 destinations, with 8 new passenger destinations and 1 new airline partner, namely RwandaAir, added to HIA’s network in 2021.
Dhaka, Male, Dubai, Kathmandu and London were among the top destinations for HIA departures in 2021.
Hamad International Airport (HIA)
“As the global aviation industry experienced another tumultuous year, HIA prevailed and continued to set new benchmarks and new achievements; a reflection of the airport’s commitment to ensuring the well-being of passengers and staff. Qatar Airport maintained strict security procedures to ensure a worry-free passenger experience, formed new partnerships to advance HIA’s vision for sustainability and technological innovations, and expanded its styling offerings from life for its passengers, ”said the engineer. Badr Mohammed Al Meer, COO at HIA. “As the Official Airport Partner of the fast approaching FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, HIA looks forward to creating new experiences for passengers at the airport, while keeping them safe and well. -be at the heart of our operations. Qatar Airport realizes the importance of the World Cup to incoming fans – many of whom fly around the world to attend the event. We are delighted to welcome them with the unparalleled experience they deserve ”.
Recently, HIA invested in its green future by introducing sustainable measures at its Oryx Airport hotel. The hotel has successfully replaced all of its plastic water bottles with environmentally friendly water cans, along with a wide range of initiatives aimed at increasing the airport’s positive environmental impact.
Complementing the passenger experience at HIA, Qatar Duty Free (QDF) has made notable efforts to expand its offering by launching many new concepts, branded stores and food and beverage outlets, including an Adidas store, an Apple store and Hublot, the Swiss luxury watchmaking house. , which officially launched its first travel retail store in the region.
QDF also unveiled Viale Del Lusso, the luxury fashion avenue, which features Valentino’s first airport boutique in the Middle East, Emilio Pucci’s first stand-alone airport boutiques in the Middle East, Fendi and Jimmy Choo, as well as the very first Emporio Armani Ristorante and Emporio Armani Caffè at an airport around the world.
QDF also saw strong revenue growth compared to 2019, driven by more than 70% of sales per passenger (SPP) increases at HIA.
The expansion of HIA, currently in Phase A, is expected to increase HIA’s capacity to more than 58 million passengers per year by 2022 and Phase B, which will begin after the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, will increase the HIA capacity to more than 60 million passengers.