Hamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar's new gateway to the world, has registered a 10 per cent growth in passenger traffic during September compared to the same period last year.
The airport saw a total of 2.2 million travellers depart, transfer and arrive in Qatar during the month, thus showcasing the new airport’s global standing as an international transit hub.
The cargo movements increased at HIA with an additional 13.6 per cent of the traffic, said a statement from the HIA.
There has also been an increase of 4.7 per cent in mail movements, while the aircraft movements were up 7.6 per cent, it added.
Badr Al Meer, the chief operating officer, said: “In our fourth month of operation, we are seeing continued growth in passenger, cargo and mail traffic. HIA is distinguishing itself as a world-class airport and a key hub for the Middle East, and we are proud to be the home of national carrier, Qatar Airways, along with more than 40 other international airlines."
The airport continues to add new facilities to its passenger terminal complex, including a multitude of ATMs, currency exchange outlets and a dedicated area for taxis, to ensure passengers have a seamless and hassle-free journey.