Hamad International Airport served 46 million travellers in 2023, up 31% on 2022

Hamad International Airport served 46 million travellers in 2023, up 31% on 2022
Edited by Travel Weekly

    Hamad International Airport (DOH) announced that it served nearly 46 million passengers during 2023, reflecting a 31 per cent increase compared to 2022.

    Passenger volumes continued to climb in 2023, surpassing even the momentum established during the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

    Since its inception in 2014, the airport has tallied a cumulative passenger count of close to 303 million and demonstrated a 63 per cent increase in annual passenger volume since the commencement of its operations in 2014.

    The airport reported 252,059 aircraft movements over the past year, which is a 22 per cent increase compared to the previous year. Hamad International Airport also witnessed growth in cargo operations amounting to a total of 2,340,711 tons of cargo. The airport served a total of 52 airlines in 2023.

    End of Year Infographics for DOH (Supplied)

    Qatar Airways Group CEO, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, said records such as these drive his airline to excel beyond expectations.

    “Hamad International Airport’s achievements are a reflection of our unwavering commitment to service excellence. We spearhead the industry, as we consistently elevate the travel experience to new heights. We’re not simply moving people, we’re shaping the future of travel. The airport’s record-breaking year is a testament to the aviation industry’s unmatched agility and unwavering spirit,” Engr. Badr said.

    “There is no finish line in the pursuit of offering exceptional travel experience. It is our goal to continuously refine journeys in 2024, with seamless connections, innovative services, and facilities that constantly evolve to match the ever-growing expectations of our discerning passengers.”

    Qatar Airways Group CEO, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer (Supplied)

    Hamad International Airport’s national carrier, Qatar Airways, has revealed its 2024 Network Expansion, featuring a summer schedule aimed at enhancing passenger connectivity to Europe’s cities. The airline expanded to Hamburg and has returned to Venice, further broadening its global network for travellers.

    Alongside the expansions, Hamad has introduced advancements in passenger services that redefine the travel experience. The implementation of QR codes across the airport have facilitated passengers through different digital touchpoints while the integration of over 40 Passenger Digital Assistance kiosks provides information, assists in navigation and help passengers through live video calls to customer service agents. Furthermore, Hamad International Airport has achieved ACI’s accessibility accreditation, underscoring its commitment to inclusivity and ensuring a smooth travel experience for all.

    Currently advancing into phase B of its expansion plans, the airport is poised to reintroduce travel on an even grander scale. Hamad International Airport’s ambitious expansion, poised to welcome over 70 million travellers annually, embodies a multi-faceted strategy for exceptional passenger experience, supporting Qatar Airways’ growth trajectory, and delivering towards the Qatar National Tourism Sector Strategy 2030.

    As the curtains closed on 2023, Hamad International Airport said it looks ahead to a future marked by sustained growth and innovation. DOH expects to have a busy 2024, welcoming new airline partners, increasing its connectivity and supporting the state of Qatar to deliver on hosting various world-class events.

    Additionally, 2024 will be a milestone year as Hamad International Airport celebrates its 10th year of operations.

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