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Hamad International Witnesses Increased Passengers in Q3

Hamad International Airport (HIA) has welcomed a total of 9,68 million passengers and handled 57,031 aircraft movements in the third quarter (Q3) of this year, making this the busiest quarter of the year so far. HIA has also handled 538,551 tonnes of cargo in the Q3 of this year.


The Q3 report reveals that HIA has served 3,401,880 passengers in July, 3,459,518 passengers in August and 2,821,928 passengers in September, which includes passengers arriving, departing and transferring through HIA. The third quarter the year has also shown a 10,6 percent increase in passenger traffic in comparison to the third quarter of 2017, with August being the busiest month of the year so far.

The airport also handled 19,064 aircraft movements in July, 19,228 movements in August and 18,739 movements in September, with August being the busiest month for aircraft movement in the year so far. This denotes a 15,2 percent increase in the total number of aircraft taking off and landing at HIA compared to the same period in 2017. In addition, HIA has handled 538,551 tonnes of cargo in the third quarter of this year, with 181,643 tonnes in July, 175,585 tonnes in August and 181,322 tonnes in September.

Q3 demonstrates continuous growth for the airport, further positioning it as a leading hub worldwide. HIA has contributed its efforts towards investing in facilities, services, staff and the newest technologies to provide a world-class passenger experience to its travellers.