Transport Minister: Hamad International Airport ‘Source of Pride’ for Qataris

Doha, April 30 (QNA) – HE Minister of Transport Jassim bin Saif bin Ahmed Al-Sulaiti said Hamad International Airport (HIA), which was partially opened on Wednesday, embodies the sound vision of HH the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani and HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani in making Qatar a modern state that matches developed countries in its economic and tourism achievements.

“The directives of HH the Father Emir, HH the Emir, and HE Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani greatly influenced the realization of this achievement that will be a source of pride for each Qatari as one Qatar’s huge developmental achievements and a gateway to global tourism,” QNA quoted HE the minister as saying.

He added that HIA is a significant achievement within Qatar National Vision 2030 and the comprehensive development plans in the country, noting that the airport is now complete as it started to operate with the landing of a Qatar Airways plane and others that followed.

He pointed to the services and facilities at the airport, which he described as one of the best and most modern in the world. “Future plans include the expansion of Terminal 2 to accommodate other carriers, so that the current building would be devoted to Qatar Airways.”
The old Doha International Airport buildings will house Qatar Aeronautical College and Gulf Helicopters and parts of it will be turned into green areas, the minister added. (MORE)

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