Doha set for opening of new arrivals terminal
Doha International Airport (DIA) is preparing to open its new Doha Arrivals terminal.
The new terminal is entirely separate to the existing one, which will soon become the ‘Departure and Transfer’ terminal and will be modified to increase throughput.
Doha Arrivals terminal is on the site of the temporary terminal erected for the Doha Asian Games in 2006, across the road from Qatar Airways’ premium sales office.
“Over the next few days, Doha International Airport and Qatar Airways will be providing more information on the new facilities to ensure passengers are fully aware of the significant changes taking place,” said Akbar Al Baker, chief executive officer of Qatar Airways, which runs Doha International Airport.
“It was imperative for the continued development of Qatar that the existing airport infrastructure was expanded. The new Doha Arrivals terminal is the latest step in the infrastructure improvements to handle the influx of passengers through the airport.
New Doha International Airport, a brand new airport, is still reportedly on course for a 2012 opening.
The opening of Doha Arrivals ensures that there is enough capacity to handle traffic into, out of and through Doha until the new airport is ready.