Airport cargo operations increased by 20,71 percent in 2021, with 2,589,283 tonnes of cargo handled in 2021 along with the introduction of six new cargo destinations. Aircraft movement also grew by 28,12 percent, with 169,909 total aircraft take-off and landing at HIA.
HIA currently serves a total of 156 destinations, with eight new passenger destinations and one new airline partner, namely RwandaAir, added to HIA’s network in 2021. Dhaka, Male, Dubai, Kathmandu and London were among the busiest departing destinations from HIA in 2021.
Mohammed Al Meer, chief operating officer, HIA, commented, “While the global aviation industry witnessed another tumultuous year, HIA prevailed and continued to set new benchmarks and achievements; a reflection of the airport’s dedication to ensuring passenger and staff well-being. Qatar’s airport maintained stringent safety procedures to ensure a worry-free passenger experience, formed new partnerships to further HIA’s vision for sustainability and technological innovations, and expanded its lifestyle offerings for its passengers.”