Doha’s new Hamad International Airport finally opens for business

On April 30th 2014, Doha’s new airport, Hamad International, finally opened to passengers – five years late. I went along to the opening ceremony, asked questions at the press conference, and spoke to some of its first passengers.

As for passenger experience – I noted that very few of the airport’s restaurants and shops were open. In fact, there were only three cafes, and two duty free shops. Whether the rest will be open in time for the full transfer of all air traffic on May 27th remains to be seen.

The resulting story on Doha News was one of our most-read stories ever, with 13.5k shares from our website alone.

Click here to read it.


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