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10 new airlines to begin operations from Hamad International Airport

Hamad International Airport (HIA) has announced that 10 airlines will commence their operations from the new airport from 1st April. The airlines, which will move to the new facility on its soft opening day are Air Arablia, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Air India Express, Iran Air, Flydubai, Pakistan International Airlines, Nepal Airlines, RAK Airways, Syrian Air and Yemen Airways.

The flights of Qatar Airways will move its entire operations from Doha International Airport (DIA) to HIA by the end of the year. The 10 airlines will no longer have their presence at DIA, and will operate exclusively from HIA from 1st April. There will be about 32 passenger flights departing from HIA, equating to about 222 a week.

The Concourse B at HIA will be fully operational on 1st April for passengers travelling with these 10 airlines. The travellers will enter the passenger terminal complex from the east side entrance and go directly to the check-in counters.

Following check-in, immigration and security, passengers will be directed on concourse B. At HIA, the passengers departing and arriving will be boarding and exiting aircraft via an air bridge to the terminal.

Apart from concourse B opening on 1st April, the eastern runway, the longest of two runways at HIA, designed uniquely, will also get operational. Parking availability will be along the eastern side of the short-term car park in front of the passenger terminal complex.

Taxis and limousine services will be available to and from HIA from 1st April 2013.

Posted on 19/3/2013

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