The old Doha International Airport has been reported to open in summer 2022 for the added traffic following the FIFA World Cup. Doha International Airport is located right next to the new Hamad International Airport.
The one runway of Doha International is located next to the giant Hamad Airport.
“We are already activating. In 2020 and 2021 the airport will get a full refurbishment,” Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways, told ATW Online on the sidelines of the Trinity Forum today.
Doha International Airport was closed in 2014 in favor for the new Hamad International Airport, just 2.5 miles away. This was mainly due to the overcrowding of the airport, handling 33 million passengers per year when it could only hold 12 million. After its closing, it was initially planned to be demolished by the city and replaced with an urban project known as Al Sahan City.
Once the refurbishment is completed, the airport will pass an estimated total of 10 million people during the year of 2022. What are your thoughts on this?