Hamad International Airport celebrates its 10th anniversary

It seems hard to believe, but Doha’s Hamad International Airport (DOH) is celebrating its 10th anniversary of connecting passengers to the world.

In facts and figures, in its first decade, Hamad has welcomed a total of 325.1 million passengers, accommodated 2.1 million aircraft movements, handled 20.5 million tonnes of cargo and processed 258 million bags.

Qatar Airways’ hub is currently serving over 45 airline partners – including 14 legacy airlines.

Completion of its Phase A expansion programme in 2022 means that the airport is equipped to handle 58 million passengers per annum.

In line with creating a bespoke airport experience, Hamad International Airport is home to over 40 permanent art displays by local, regional and international artists and offers over 200 retail and dining outlets, including many world-firsts, and exclusives.

Qatar Airways Group CEO, Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, who has been part of the airport’s growth journey since 2014, said: “The growth and global position of Hamad International Airport since the start of its operations is a prime example of how investing in our people and facilities, adopting innovative solutions, and fostering industry collaboration, leads to excellence.

“We have overcome multiple challenges and set industry standards that have helped us earn the title of the World’s Best Airport.

“As the industry evolves, so will our operations and retail and hospitality experiences. We will continue to empower our people and nurture our relationships with our partners for the next 10 years, and beyond.”

Marking its 10th anniversary, Hamad International Airport’s team and passengers celebrated together with a series of activations which included cultural performances and live music sessions to commemorate the special occasion.

Environmental Stewardship

Hamad International Airport notes that it is fully committed to environmental sustainability, implementing initiatives to minimise its ecological footprint.

It is quick to point out that it is “constantly investing in innovative solutions that will improve its environmental performance”.

These efforts are said to include collaborating with the industry in leading global efforts to control CO2 emissions to tackle climate change, meeting and exceeding industry best practices for air quality and preventing pollution and meeting compliance obligations.

Between 2022 – 2023, through its enhanced waste management system, approximately 40% of waste generated by airport operations was reused or recycled.

Hamad International Airport’s dedicated wastewater treatment plant treats 100% of the airport’s sewage and is working towards maintaining the use of treated sewage effluent for landscape irrigation – resulting in zero potable water used for irrigation and zero wastewater discharged to the sea.

The airport has also implemented various initiatives and environmental controls to further reduce energy consumption, such as cooling system optimisation, smart metering, and LED lighting.

These efforts have led to the airport achieving the ACI ACA Level-3 Airport Carbon Accreditation and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems accreditation.

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