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HIA Marked a Record Number of Passengers in 2019

Hamad International Airport (HIA) has announced that it has served a record 38,786,422 passengers in 2019, which is the most number of passengers it has served since the start of its operations in 2014, making 2019 HIA’s most successful year yet.

This also shows a year-on-year growth of 12,44 percent compared to passenger numbers in 2018.

Eight new passenger destinations were added to HIA’s global network in 2019 which were Davao- Philippines, Rabat- Morocco, Izmir-Turkey, Gaborone- Botswana, Langkawi- Malaysia, Mogadishu- Somalia, Malta and Lisbon- Portugal. Three new cargo destinations were also added to HIA’s network which are namely Istanbul, New York and Almaty.

A total of 15 airlines operating at HIA increased their weekly flight frequencies including Kuwait Airways, Salam Air, Philippine Airlines, Oman Air and Air India Express.

HIA also welcomed two new airline partners, namely, Air India and Tarco Aviation. This lead to HIA handling a total of 232,917 aircraft movements in 2019, which is 5,57 percent more than the previous year.