May 8 2023  |  Airlines & Airports

​Hamad International Airport records 44.5% increase in passenger traffic in Q1 2023

By GTR Magazine Staff

Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar

Following a successful year in 2022, Hamad International Airport in Qatar has achieved a further increase in passengers flying to and from the airport in the first quarter of 2023. The airport reports a 44.5% increase in passenger traffic and 18.65% increase in aircraft movements from the same period last year.

Hamad International Airport saw a total of 10,315,695 passengers during the first quarter of 2023 – moving 3,558,918 passengers in January, 3,240,114 passengers in February and 3,516,663 passengers in March. Aircraft movements also increased compared to last year, with a total of 56,417 arriving and departing from the airport – 19,377 in January, 17,479 in February and 19,561 in March.

During the first quarter of 2023, Hamad International Airport handled over 540,000 tons of cargo and moved over eight million bags through its facility, including over five million transfer baggage, signaling that the airport is seen as a preferred transfer hub for global passengers.

The airport’s Chief Operating Officer, Engr. Badr Mohammad Al Meer, said, “This is a remarkable start to 2023 for the airport and is testament to our commitment to enhancing our passenger experience whether they are traveling to, from or through the airport. With our robust operations and investment in our growth plans, we will continue to magnify our airport infrastructure and product offering to reinforce our competitive position in the aviation industry.

“These numbers demonstrate the resilience of our industry and the vital role that airports play in connecting people. We will always strive towards excellence and ensure that Hamad International Airport remains the top choice for passengers traveling to and from the Middle East and the world.”

Hamad International Airport's busiest destinations during the first quarter of the year are London, Bangkok, Dhaka, Manila and Jeddah, and the airport currently has over 40 airline partners.

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