Doha International Airport
||This article lacks historical information on the subject. (July 2013)|
|Doha International Airport
مطار الدوحة الدولي
|IATA: DOH – ICAO: OTBD
|Airport type||Public / Military|
|Operator||Qatar Civil Aviation Authority|
|Hub for||Qatar Airways|
|Elevation AMSL||35 ft / 11 m|
|Economic & social impact (2012)||$17.9 billion & 104.1 thousand|
|Source: Civil Aviation Affairs
Statistics from Doha Airport
Doha International Airport (IATA: DOH, ICAO: OTBD) (Arabic: مطار الدوحة الدولي) is the only commercial airport in Qatar. It features 60 check-in counters, 42 parking bays for aircraft and 8 baggage claim belts.
The airport suffers from overutilization, even though the airport has been expanded numerous times. The current capacity stands at 12 million passengers per year. Its 14,993 ft (4,570 m) runway is one of the longest at a civil airport. It is the main base of Qatar Airways. In the past, the airport was mostly used by Qatari holiday makers and foreign workers coming for the oil and gas sector. Now, the airport is attracting more people such as holiday makers and transit travelers. It is also growing as Qatar Airways is expanding more rapidly. As of 2010, it was the world's 27th busiest airport by cargo traffic. The control tower and ancillary buildings were designed by Curtis W. Fentress, FAIA, RIBA of Fentress Architects.
The existing airport will be replaced in early 2014 when the first phase of Hamad International Airport is expected to open. The new airport is located 4 kilometres (2.5 mi)from the current facility. It covers 2,200 hectares (5,400 acres) of land and will be able to handle 29 million passengers per year on opening day.
Departure and Transfer Terminal
This is the main terminal at DOH and handles all economy class Qatar Airways flights as well as all other airlines using the airport. This terminal has been expanded several times in order to cope with the increasing number of passengers using the airport each year. The terminal has 44 satellite gates, as well as \seating areas and a large duty free area. There are 3 lounges in this terminal including the Oryx Lounge, which is used by all airlines premium passengers, The Qatar Airways Gold Lounge, which is used by Qatar Airways Gold Privilege Club members, and the Qatar Airways Silver lounge, used by Qatar Airways silver privilege club card holders. This terminal has been expanded as the old Arrivals Terminal has been integrated into the departures terminal, while a new arrival terminal has opened. All departing and transferring passengers use this facility, as passengers arriving into Doha use the new Arrivals Terminal. The Departure and Transfer Terminal has opened an additional 12 boarding located between the terminal and the Premium Terminal gates as well as a revamped Oryx lounge to cater for the increase in passenger numbers.[when?]
Terminal A of the Departure and Transfer Terminal is the check-in area used exclusively by the airport's biggest user, Qatar Airways. It is the current check-in area of the departure terminal.
The new 2,000-square-metre (22,000 sq ft) Terminal B, built on the location of the former arrivals terminal at Doha International Airport, is dedicated to more than 30 foreign airlines operating services from Doha. The new terminal includes an enlarged check-in area with 35 counters and a new baggage handling system as well as food outlets.
The present Doha International Airport has opened a new Arrival Terminal located in the western apron in the site of the former Asian Games temporary terminal on December 19, 2010. The terminal has a capacity of handling 2770 passengers per hour. The 32,000-square-metre (340,000 sq ft) arrival terminal has replaced the arrival hall of the present Doha Airport terminal. The terminal has 22 immigration counters, eight e-gates, eight baggage carousels, 36 concierge desks for hotel transfers, car rental and other services as well as 746 parking spaces. The current arrival hall will be merged with the departing hall, adding extra valuable space and capacity to the airport. These changes are part of the multi-million dollar expansion of Doha Airport to cope with the increasing traffic of Qatar Airways and other airlines before the new Doha International Airport opens in 2014.
Qatar Airways Premium Terminal
The Qatar Airways Premium Terminal was opened in 2006 and handles all Qatar Airways first and business class passengers. There are 6 gates in this terminal.
Airlines and destinations
- ^1 Qatar Airways's flight to Tripoli makes a stop in Alexandria-Borg El Arab. Qatar Airways has no rights to transport passengers solely between Tripoli and Alexandria.
Since 1998, the number of passengers and total cargo load has significantly increased.
|Year||Total Passengers||Total Cargo (tons)||Total Cargo (1000s lbs)||Aircraft Movements|
Accidents and incidents
- On 13 March 1979, an Alia Royal Jordanian Boeing 727 operating Flight 600 crashed following a missed approach. Three crew members and 42 passengers were killed. The aircraft was written off.
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Media related to Doha International Airport at Wikimedia Commons
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- Current weather for OTBD at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for DOH at Aviation Safety Network