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Doha International Airport unveils brand new Terminal B for international carriers

Doha International Airport (DIA) has unveiled its brand new Terminal B, a dedicated departures facility targeting international airlines, prior to the busy summer holiday schedule.

Passengers travelling on flights with more than 30 international airlines, will now have Terminal B as their departure terminal, while the Qatar Airways flight departures will continue from the current departures terminal, renamed as Terminal A.

The international airlines departing from Terminal B are Kuwait Airways, Emirates, Pakistan International Airlines, FlyDubai, Oman Air, Lufthansa, Jet Airways, SriLankan Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Royal Jordanian, Middle East Airlines, KLM / Air France, British Airways, Air India Express, Sudan Airways, Yemen Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Air Arabia, Gulf Air, Iran Aseman Airlines, Shaheen Air, Syrian Arab Airlines, Nepal Airlines, Egyptair, Etihad Airways, Iran Air, Bangladesh Airlines, Bahrain Air and Biman.

The Terminal B, situated adjacent to Terminal A, is in fact, a transformation of the old arrivals building, which was shut down and relocated to the edge of the airport last December. Both Terminals A and B offer duty free shopping, lounge facilities, and parking amenities.

The initiative to separate the flight departures, follow the rapid growth of Qatar Airways, due to which there was considerable infrastructure changes at the airport, so as to cope with the expansion.

Among the major highlights of Terminal B are the huge check-in area with 35 counters, including an online check-in lounge, dedicated customer service counter for oversized luggage, ATM machines, currency exchange bureau, and food and beverage outlets. It will also include huge 600sqm immigration hall with 10 counters, three e-gates. Passengers can also walk though into the common airside environment of Terminal A to access airport lounges, retail shopping, prayer rooms, food court and other amenities.

Meanwhile, Terminal A will include more spacious check-in area, additional boarding gates and major revamp of the Oryx Lounge, located on the upper level of DIA, catering to first and business class passengers of other airlines. Work on Terminal A renovations will be completed within few weeks.

The Doha International Airport is managed and operated by Qatar Airways. The revamped website for Doha International Airport has now been officially launched as

Posted on 21/6/2011

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