Okay, so here's the thing: After several delays and postponement for the opening of the prestigious Hamad International Airport Project, the much awaited event finally came true:
IT IS NOW OPEN FOR PASSENGERS
Hamad Interntional Airport has finally started its operations and had its soft opening with a ceremonial flight from Qatar Airways today morning. However, Fly Dubai was the first passenger aircraft to touchdown at the new airport. Residents in Qatar were anxious for the first aircraft to arrive after the much awaited opening was delayed in the past.
The following airlines will operate through the Airport starting today:
- Biman Bangladesh Airlines
- Fly Dubai
- Air Arabia
- Iran Air
- Air India Express
- Yemenia Yemen Airlines
- Pakistan International Airlines
- Nepal Airlines
- Syrian Airlines
- Pegasus Airlines
Full operations for all international airlines will commence on the 27th May 2014.
Map of the Hamad International Airport:
For those who are starting to get curious what's so special about the Airport,You can also check HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE for additional information.
a sculpture of a T-REX dinosaur and some animal that sort of resembles an oryx.
Oryx sculptures and Playground by Dutch artist Tom Claassen
Other pieces will be added to the airport in the coming years, including from artist Adel Adessemed (famous for his “head-butt” statue of two fighting footballers), Damien Hirst (whose enormous bronze statues of “The Miraculous Journey” are displayed in front of the Sidra Medical and Research Center); Dia Azzawi and Jenny Holzer.
Upon reaching the Passenger Terminal Building, please enter the Departures hall through the front entrance, accessible via the passenger Drop Off and Short Term car park.
A Short Term car park is available. Follow the signs to the 'West' car park that offers easier access to Check-in.
Taxis can drop you off directly in front of the Departures hall. There are also two bus routes serving Hamad International Airport. For more information about routes and timings please contact the Mowasalat call centre on (+974) 4458 8888
Bus Route 109
Hamad International Airport - Labour Camp - New Airport South - Barwa Commercial Centre - Rus Abu Funtas - Al Adalah Street - Al Wakra Main Street - Al Razi Street - Pearl Roundabout - Majllis Al Taawon Street - Al Wakra Health Centre - Al Shahba - Kanari Turkey - Al Deoudla Street - Al Rawda Street - Al Wakra (South) - Al Janoub Street - Al Seleen Petrol Station - Umm Said Road - Alcat Project - Mesaieed Shopping Mall - Police Station - Mesaieed Camps - Mesaieed Industrial City
Bus Route 747
Hamad International Airport - New Airport North - Ras Abu Abboud - Oasis Hotel - Doha Club - Rus Abu Abboud - Sana - National Library - A Ring Road - Grand Hamad Street - Al Ghanim Bus Station
Enjoy a variety of beverages and snacks at Jamocha Café inside the passenger terminal. One outlet is located in the Departures hall (near Check-in Row 6) and the other is in Concourse B (near Boarding Gate B9).