Hamad International Airport (DOH) unveils its plans for a second expansion phase which includes the construction of a new cargo terminal and supporting infrastructure.
The new cargo terminal will increase capacity handled to an estimated 3.2 million tonnes per year from the current 1.4 million tonnes of annual capacity. The state-of-the-art terminal is slated to be ready by 2023, and will be a multi-level facility with 85,000 sqm building footprint, across three levels, as well as three mezzanine levels providing approximately 323,000 sqm of gross floor area.
The airport expansion will also see a new passenger concourse which, when completed by 2022, will boost the airport’s capacity to more than 53 million passengers annually as the airport gears up for the World Cup. In a second phase, that number will be boosted to more than 60 million passengers annually.
“The expansion of Hamad International Airport is a vital part of the future success of the Qatar Airways Group, and of course of the country’s preparations to host the 2022 World Cup and beyond,” says Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker.
“It is also a strong sign that Qatar’s economy is robust and acts as a further economic stimulus, providing excellent opportunities for local and international contractors.”