Hamad International Airport to reach annual capacity of 60m passengers

Hamad International Airport (HIA), based in Qatar, has announced plans for its second expansion phase, which will feature a 10,000 sqm indoor tropical garden in a central concourse as well as a 268 sqm water feature which will be the focal point of the expansion project, the company said.

The second phase of HIA´s expansion consists of Phase A and B. Phase A of the current expansion will comprise of the central concourse linking concourses D and E. Construction is to commence by early 2020 and will increase the airport´s capacity to more than 53 million passengers annually by 2022. Phase B, which will be completed after 2022, will extend concourses D and E to further enhance the airport´s capacity to more than 60 million passengers annually.

The expansion plan also includes 11,720 sqm of landscaped retail and F&B space, which will house a world-class art collection and refreshing environment of lush greenery with leisure attractions and facilities under one expansive terminal. HIA will also deliver 9,000 sqm of world-class Al Mourjan lounge which will include additional spas, gymnasiums, restaurants and business centres as well as other passenger facilities.

HIA expansion will also see the construction of a new cargo terminal that will increase capacity handled to an estimated 3.2 million tons per year. The state-of-the-art terminal is slated to be ready by 2023 and will be a multi-level facility with 85,000 sqm building footprint, across three levels as well as three mezzanine levels providing approximately 323,000 sqm of gross floor area.