Soon after publishing my ‘Public Response to New Doha International Airport’s New Name’ article, I received an email with some eye-catching images of the forthcoming aviation hub, which I wanted to share!
|A look inside Hamad International Airport in Doha|
As you can see,
The multi-billion dollar facility will be operated by Qatar Airways, although 12 different airlines have been selected as launch carriers, including some low-cost operators. Qatar Airways will actually move its operations there in the second half of this year.
HOK designed the airport’s three-storey main passenger terminal and five concourses. Looking at the photos, it’s little wonder that Abdul Aziz Al Noiami, chairman of Qatar’s Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA), predicted that Hamad International Airport would become “a global showpiece that the State of Qatar will justifiably be proud of”.
|The First Class Spa... fancy a dip?|
“2005 seems like only yesterday when the foundation stone was laid for work to start on the new airport project. Eight years on and we are just weeks away from the latest chapter in the airport’s history with the start of operations.
“A new workplace and stunning architectural masterpiece will enhance the skyline of Doha providing new surroundings for airport employees and the travelling public from around the world.”
I’ve actually been trying to locate a source for these photos, so that I can credit them, but unfortunately I’ve not had any luck so far… if you know, please get in touch.
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