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HIA sees busiest summer, receives record 10.7 mn passengers in Q3

HIA sees busiest summer, receives record 10.7 mn passengers in Q3

Tribune News Network
Doha
Hamad International Airport (HIA) has reported welcoming a record-high total of 10.7 million passengers in the third quarter of 2019, making it the busiest quarter and summer the airport has ever seen.
The record- breaking third quarter saw passenger numbers growing by 10.71 percent compared with the previous year.
HIA has served 3.7 million passengers in July, 3.8 million in August and 3.1 million in September. August was the busiest month ever recorded in HIA’s history, with July being the second-busiest month ever recorded. These numbers are inclusive of passengers arriving, departing and transferring through HIA.
Qatar’s state-of-the-art terminal has also witnessed a record in aircraft movements with a total of 60,135 movements from July to September 2019, which includes total number of aircraft take-offs and landings at the airport, making it the busiest quarter of the year. This marked a 5.44 percent increase compared with the same period last year. The airport handled 20,094 aircraft movements in July, 20,361 movements in August and 19,680 movements in September, with August being the busiest month of the year.
The airport’s state-of-the-art facilities and services, combined with the latest cutting-edge technology integrated into the airport, have contributed significantly to seamlessly facilitating the increased passenger flow.
HIA’s drive for excellence has allowed for industry-leading transfer security screening, meaning shorter queuing times at security points which can accommodate up to 6,000 passengers during peak hours.
Through the introduction of additional transfer halls, 95 percent of transfer passengers’ queuing time has been brought under five minutes. HIA is also the first in the MENA region ready to accept Electronic Bag Tags, providing reduced time spent in queues, a simplified baggage drop process and increased relaxation time at the airport.
In addition, it has commissioned 62 next-generation self-check-in and 12 self-bag drop kiosks including future biometric technology facility.

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