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03.04.2012 10:05

New Doha International Airport

Qatar Airways is leading the race in redeveloping the regions future aviation hub, the New Doha International Airport.
Situated approximately four kilometres east of the existing airport, the new facility will be the worlds first airport to accommodate unrestricted operations by all commercial aircraft, including the A380 the largest passenger aircraft ever built.
The 2,200-hectare airport site, more than half of which is built on reclaimed land from the Arabian Gulf, combines both architectural panache and technologically advanced systems.
Forecasted for maximum development from 2015 onwards, the airport project will be implemented in phases, starting with Phase One with a cost of US$14.5 billion at opening day.
Work began in January 2005 on Phase One, which is scheduled to be completed from 2012 to handle an initial capacity of 28 million passengers a year, doubling to over 50 million by the time the airport is fully operational beyond 2015.
Both runways have been completed as has the dredging work on site with 60 per cent of the airport built on reclaimed land.
The New Doha International Airport will incorporate a total of 41 wide body aircraft contact gates, together with over 40,000 square metres of space devoted to retail facilities, passenger lounges, and multi-story short-term and long-term parking.
Other features will include a new Emiri (royal) Terminal complex for VIP flights with additional hardstands, cargo terminal buildings, aircraft hangars and associated airline and airport ancillary features. The complex will include an airport hotel and a 100-room transit hotel within the terminal for the convenience of transfer passengers.
Phase One Completion By 2012
A 4,850-metre runway and a 4,250-metre runway capable of taking a fully loaded Airbus A380 the largest passenger aircraft in the world. A 600,000 square metre three-storey terminal with 22 remote gates and 41 contact gates, six of which will cater specifically for the A380. The terminal will have a capacity of 28 million passengers a year. More than 40,000 square metres of retail facilities and passenger lounges. An Aircraft Maintenance Centre with a hangar that can accommodate up to 13 aircraft of different types at any one time, including Airbus A380s, A330s, A340s, A320 Family of aircraft, Boeing 777s, next generation Boeing 787s and A350s.
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A cargo facility with a capacity of 1.4 million tonnes a year. It will have 11 hardstand aircraft parking bays. A General Aviation Terminal and Hangar. A courier and mail facility. Three road interchanges to access the new airport from Ras Abu Aboud Road.
Final Phase Beyond 2015 The addition of another 24 contact gates, to take the total number to 65 - six of them will cater for the A380s. The further extension of the terminal building to 900,000 square metres to handle 50 million passengers a year.
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