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General News Last modified on July 18, 2018

Hamad International Airport welcomes 7.8 million passengers in Q2 2018

Hamad International Airport (HIA) handled a total of 7.8 million passengers in the second quarter of 2018, according to the gateway's latest traffic figures.

The month of June has particularly been a busy one for Qatar’s airport with year-on-year growth of 12.56% in passenger figures and 8.9% in aircraft movements.

Over 540,357 tonnes of cargo also passed through the airport in the second quarter of 2018,  a significant climb of 5 % in comparison with the first quarter of 2017 when the airport handled 514,299 tonnes of freight.

It states: "The second quarter of 2018 has been promising for Qatar’s airport hub, emerging strong since the blockade imposed on Qatar last year, confirming positive growth in addition to having achieved the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ award amongst other renowned recognitions earlier this year.

"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."


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