Doha International Airport

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Doha International Airport
مطار الدوحة الدولي
IATA: DOHICAO: OTBD
DOH is located in Qatar
DOH
Location of airport in Qatar
Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorQatar Civil Aviation Authority
LocationDoha, Qatar Qatar
Hub forQatar Airways
Elevation AMSL35 ft / 11 m
Coordinates25°15′40″N 051°33′54″E / 25.26111°N 51.565°E / 25.26111; 51.565
Websitewww,dohaairport.com
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
mft
15/334,78015,132Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Passengers18,108,521
Cargo (tons)795,558,797
Aircraft Movements136,768
Source: DAFIF[1][2]
Statistics from Doha Airport[3]
 
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Doha International Airport
مطار الدوحة الدولي
IATA: DOHICAO: OTBD
DOH is located in Qatar
DOH
Location of airport in Qatar
Summary
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorQatar Civil Aviation Authority
LocationDoha, Qatar Qatar
Hub forQatar Airways
Elevation AMSL35 ft / 11 m
Coordinates25°15′40″N 051°33′54″E / 25.26111°N 51.565°E / 25.26111; 51.565
Websitewww,dohaairport.com
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
mft
15/334,78015,132Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Passengers18,108,521
Cargo (tons)795,558,797
Aircraft Movements136,768
Source: DAFIF[1][2]
Statistics from Doha Airport[3]

Doha International Airport (IATA: DOHICAO: OTBD) (Arabic: مطار الدوحة الدولي‎) is the only commercial airport in Qatar. It features 60 check-in gates, 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.[4] Its 15,600 ft (4,800 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 travellers. 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 April 2013 when the first phase of Hamad International Airport is expected to open. The new airport is located 4 km from the current facility. It covers 5760 acres (approx. 2200 hectares) of land and will be able to handle 29 million passengers per year on opening day.[5]

Contents

Terminals

The Duty-Free area
The gate area

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 spacious 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 facilty, 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.

Terminal A

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.

Terminal B

The new 2,000sq m Terminal B, developed on the premises 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.

Arrival Terminal

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 meter 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 2013.[6]

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

AirlinesDestinationsTerminal
Air ArabiaSharjahB
Air India ExpressMumbai, Mangalore, Kochi, Kozhikode, ThiruvanathapuramB
Biman Bangladesh AirlinesDhakaB
British AirwaysBahrain, London-HeathrowB
EgyptAirCairoB
EmiratesDubaiB
Etihad AirwaysAbu DhabiB
flydubaiDubaiB
Gulf AirBahrainB
Iran AirShirazB
Iran Aseman AirlinesBandar Abbas, Lamerd, Tehran-Imam KhomeiniB
Jet AirwaysCochin, Delhi, MumbaiB
KLMAmsterdamB
Kuwait AirwaysKuwaitB
LufthansaBahrain, FrankfurtB
Middle East AirlinesBeirutB
Nepal AirlinesDubai, KathmanduB
Oman AirMuscatB
Pakistan International AirlinesIslamabad, Karachi, Lahore, PeshawarB
Qatar AirwaysAbu Dhabi, Ahmedabad, Alexandria-Borg el Arab, Algiers, Amman-Queen Alia, Amritsar, Ankara, Athens, Baghdad, Bahrain, Baku, Bangalore, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Barcelona, Beijing-Capital, Beirut, Belgrade, Benghazi, Berlin-Tegel, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Cairo, Cape Town, Casablanca, Chengdu (begins 19 March 2013),[7] Chennai, Chicago-O'Hare (begins 10 April 2013),[8] Chongqing, Cochin, Colombo, Copenhagen, Dammam, Dar es Salaam, Delhi, Denpasar, Dhaka, Dubai, Entebbe, Erbil, Frankfurt, Gassim, Geneva, Goa, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Houston-George Bush, Hyderabad, Islamabad, Istanbul-Atatürk, Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta, Jeddah, Johannesburg-OR Tambo, Karachi, Kathmandu, Khartoum, Kigali, Kilimanjaro, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Lagos, Lahore, London-Heathrow, Luxor, Madinah, Madrid, Mahé, Malé, Manchester, Manila, Maputo, Mashhad, Melbourne, Milan-Malpensa, Mombasa, Montréal-Trudeau, Moscow-Domodedovo, Mumbai, Munich, Muscat, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, Najaf, New York-JFK, Nice, Osaka-Kansai, Oslo-Gardermoen, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Perth, Peshawar, Phuket, Riyadh, Rome-Fiumicino, Salalah (begins 22 May 2013),[9] Sana'a, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Shiraz, Singapore, Sofia, St. Petersburg, Stockholm-Arlanda, Tbilisi, Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Thiruvanathapuram, Tripoli 1, Tokyo-Narita, Tunis, Venice-Marco Polo, Vienna, Warsaw-Chopin, Washington-Dulles, Yangon, Zagreb, ZürichA
Pegasus AirlinesIstanbul-Sabiha Gökçen [begins 1 April 2013]B
RAK AirwaysRas al KhaimahB
Royal Jordanian AirlinesAmman-Queen AliaB
SaudiaJeddah, RiyadhB
Shaheen AirPeshawarB
Sri Lankan AirlinesColomboB
Sudan AirwaysAbu Dhabi, KhartoumB
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul-AtatürkB
United AirlinesDubai, Washington-DullesB
YemeniaKuwait, Sana'aB

Cargo airlines

AirlinesDestinations
Cargolux[10]Chongqing,[11] Hong Kong, Luxembourg
Etihad Crystal Cargo[12]Abu Dhabi
Falcon Express Cargo Airlines[13]Dubai
Lufthansa Cargo[14]Frankfurt, Sharjah
Martinair CargoAmsterdam, Dubai-Al Maktoum [15]
Qatar Airways CargoAmman-Queen Alia, Amsterdam, Atlanta, Bahrain, Bangalore, Budapest, Cairo, Colombo, Chennai, Chicago-O'Hare, Dhaka, Dubai, Entebbe, Frankfurt, Hahn, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Houston-Intercontinental, Jeddah, Johannesburg-OR Tambo, Karachi, Khartoum, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Kuwait, Lahore, Luxembourg, Milan-Malpensa, Mumbai, Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta, Riyadh, Seoul-Incheon, Sharjah, Sialkot, Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Thiruvanathapuram, Tripoli, Tunis

Statistics

Ramp overview
Qatar Airways ground handling
Emirates at Doha
Doha International Airport Departure Display Board
Doha international Airport Male mosque and Quiet zone

Since 1998, the number of passengers and total cargo load has significantly increased.

Statistics for Doha International Airport
YearTotal PassengersTotal Cargo (tons)Total Cargo (1000s lbs)Aircraft Movements
19982,100,00086,854  
19992,300,00062,591  
20024,406,30490,879200,35177,402
2003[16]5,245,364118,406261,03742,130
2004[16]7,079,540160,088352,93051,830
2005[16]9,377,003207,988458,53059,671
2006[16]11,954,030262,061577,739103,724
2007[17]9,459,812252,935557,62665,373
2008[17]12,272,505414,872914,63690,713
2009[3]13,113,224528,9061,166,038101,941
2010[3]15,724,027707,8311,560,498118,751
201118,108,521795,5581,753,905136,768

Accidents and incidents

See also

References

  1. ^ Airport information for OTBD at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for DOH at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^ a b c Doha International Airport - 2009/2010 Statistics
  4. ^ A-Z Group Ltd. "A-Z World Airports Online – Qatar airports – Doha International Airport (DOH/OTBD)". Azworldairports.com. http://www.azworldairports.com/airports/a2340doh.cfm. Retrieved 2 November 2010.
  5. ^ "Qatar Information Guide". http://www.onlineqatar.com/info/qatar-airport.aspx. Retrieved 2012-02-14.
  6. ^ "AQ01_22102009_C.indd" (PDF). http://www.al-sharq.com/pdfs/files/alsharq1_20091022.pdf. Retrieved 2 November 2010.
  7. ^ http://www.qatarairways.com/english_global/press-release.page?pr_id=pressrelease_pressrelease_20121204
  8. ^ http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-qatar-airways-to-start-ohare-flights-next-year-20120814,0,3380828.story
  9. ^ Qatar Airways to begin flights to Salalah
  10. ^ http://www.cargolux.com/Customers/NetworkOffices.php?wa=4
  11. ^ http://www.rwfreight.co.uk/news/2012/05/16/new-air-freight-service-for-china-123/
  12. ^ http://www.tradearabia.com/news/STN_222451.html
  13. ^ http://www.falcongroup.bz/#/5_express_cargo_airlines/
  14. ^ http://lufthansa-cargo.com/en_de/mainnav/network/maps-of-networks/asian-network/
  15. ^ MP Cargo winter 2012 timetable
  16. ^ a b c d A-Z World Airports Online – Country Index – Qatar airports – Doha International Airport (DOH/OTBD)
  17. ^ a b Doha International Airport - 2007/2008 Statistics

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