The Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) has announced that the New Doha International Airport (NDIA) is on track to be opened in April 2013.
Around 95.5% of the work has been completed so far, The Peninsula has reported. Airlines will start shifting their offices to the new airport from April, according to QCAA chairman Abdul Aziz Al Nuaimi.
Around $15bn has been spent so far on the NDIA development, which will have a capacity to handle up to 48 million passengers when complete, according to airport officials.
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker reiterated earlier that the issues which had resulted in the ongoing delays at Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport would not be repeated at NDIA, despite the new facility missing its anticipated opening date this month.