Posted on April 21, 2018

Hamad International Airport (HIA) served a total of 8.72 million passengers in the first quarter of 2018, a HIA press release said on Wednesday. HIA also handled 52,250 aircraft movements and 514,299 tonnes of cargo from January to March 2018. 

HIA served a total of 3,035,469 passengers in January, 2,682,074 in February and 3,007,253 in March, which includes passengers arriving, departing and transferring through Qatar's airport. The airport also handled 17,937 aircraft movements in January, 16,204 in February and 18,109 in March, which includes total number of aircraft take-offs and landings at the airport. Furthermore, HIA handled 514,299 tonnes of cargo in the first quarter of 2018, with 168,156 tonnes in January, 160,776 tonnes in February and 185,366 tonnes in March, which signifies a marked increase from last year. 

HIA's 2018 summer schedule is slated to be busy with many of its foreign airlines increasing their weekly flights to Doha. HIA will also be serving approximately 15 new destinations this coming summer. The first quarter of the year has truly been a successful one for Qatar's airport, having received two ISO certifications; ISO/IEC 20000 which is the highest global standard for IT Service Management as well as ISO 55001:2014 certification which is the international standard for asset management, making Qatar's airport the first in the Middle East to achieve this accreditation from the British Standards Institution.

During the first quarter, HIA also won multiple awards and accolades at the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2018 held in March 2018.

source: Qatar Tribune