Hamad International Airport Sets New Record in Q1 2024

Photo Credit: Hamad International Airport

Hamad International Airport (DOH) continues its impressive trajectory as a global aviation leader. The first quarter of 2024 marked its most successful period yet, exceeding all prior records set in 2023.

Passenger traffic surged by a remarkable 27.6%, with significant growth also seen in aircraft movements (23.9%) and cargo operations (15.4%).

Passenger Traffic Boom

In total, passenger numbers for Q1 2024 reached a staggering 13,171,540. This translates to 4,533,212 passengers in January, followed by 4,368,710 in February and 4,269,618 in March.

Aircraft movements also saw a significant year-on-year increase, with a total of 69,959 arrivals and departures. The breakdown by month is: 23,996 in January, 22,736 in February, and 23,227 in March.

Hamad International Airport handled over 626,338 tonnes of cargo during this period, further solidifying its position as a preferred transfer hub.

Notably, the airport processed a significant volume of transfer baggage – a total of 10,457,444, with 7,210,079 belonging to connecting passengers.

The airport continues to expand its global reach, currently serving 188 cargo and passenger destinations.

Its impressive network now encompasses 48 airlines, with 44 operating in Q1 and an additional 4 partners joining recently.

Airside view of Doha Hamad International Airport.
Photo Credit: Hamad International Airport

Raising Passenger Experience

Committed to continuous improvement, Hamad International Airport introduced dedicated security lanes for families with children in Q1.

This initiative reduces wait times at checkpoints and offers additional staff assistance for families with their belongings.

The airport’s dedication to excellence extends beyond passenger comfort. It recently received ISO 45001:2018 certification for its Occupational Health & Safety Management System from the British Standards Institution (BSI).

Interior of Hamad International Airport terminal.
Photo Credit: Hamad International Airport

Additionally, MATAR, the Qatar Company for Airports Operation and Management, was recognized with the ‘Best Innovative Use Of Big Data And Analytics Award’ at the Qatar Digital Business Awards 2023.

This recognition highlights the airport’s commitment to data-driven operational improvements.

Hamad International Airport’s innovative spirit continues to be celebrated. The ORCHARD project’s impressive 1.2-kilometer Digital Ribbon recently received the ‘Large-Format Digital Canvases’ award in Barcelona.

Accolades and Recognition

Solidifying its position as a world leader, Hamad International Airport was recently voted the World’s Best Airport 2024 by the Skytrax World Airport Awards.

This prestigious honor comes alongside consecutive victories for Best Airport Shopping and Best Airport in the Middle East for the second and tenth years running, respectively.

Hamad International Airport: Luxury Meets Innovation

Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Qatar is a shining example of modern aviation excellence. Opened in 2014, this award-winning airport consistently ranks among the best in the world, offering a seamless and enjoyable travel experience for passengers of all backgrounds.

Hamad International Airport serves as a vital link, connecting 188 cargo and passenger destinations with a network of 48 airlines.

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or embarking on your first journey, Doha’s airport offers a smooth transition with its efficient operations and focus on passenger comfort.

The interior Orchard at the new Hamad International Airport.

Top Flight Amenities

Beyond its impressive global reach, Hamad International Airport boasts a world-class array of amenities.

From luxurious shopping options to stunning art installations, the airport caters to every need. Passengers can unwind in lush greenery within the indoor tropical garden or indulge in delectable cuisine from a wide range of restaurants.

Innovation at its Core

Hamad International Airport is a leader in technological advancements within the aviation industry. The airport utilizes data-driven solutions to continuously improve operations and passenger experiences.

This dedication to innovation is evident in initiatives like the award-winning ORCHARD project, featuring a captivating 1.2-kilometer Digital Ribbon.

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By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 4 Min Read
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