Akbar Al Baker (pictured), the CEO of Qatar Airways has confirmed the much-anticipated New Doha International Airport (NDIA) is set to open for passenger traffic in the second half of 2013, The Moodie Report has reported.
The original scheduled opening date was December 12 this year, but this has been delayed due to the airport operator deciding to part company with a key contractor, Al Baker said. “However, some NDIA facilities will open around the end of this year, including cargo, the VIP Terminal and the maintenance base for Qatar Airways,” he said. “And we have already started the operational readiness programme – the ORAT [Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer] has begun.”
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