“One of the most significant airport openings in aviation history”
The majority of the passengers will be transferring through Hamad International Airport. Because the only impression of Qatar for these transferring passengers may be the airport, HOK’s design of the main passenger terminal emphasizes Qatari hospitality and its Gulf-side location. The terminal gives visitors a spectacular and lasting impression of the country while providing them with a five-star travel experience.
“We want a world-class facility,” said Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker in a Moodie Report article. “We will not compromise on quality. We will not compromise on standards. I think when you put everything together, there will be no other airport of such a high standard.”
“A new workplace and stunning architectural masterpiece will enhance the skyline of Doha providing new surroundings for airport employees and the travelling public from around the world,” said Abdul Aziz Al Noiami, chairman of the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority, in Airport World.
Since 2004, HOK architects, engineers, planners, landscape architects and interior designers have collaborated in an effort to create the world’s best passenger terminal.
The project includes a 300,000-sq.-ft. retail gallery, a 23,000-sq.-ft. public mosque, two 100-room, five-star transfer hotels, a health spa, a 3,431-car parking garage, five operations centers, four central utility plants and a 742,000-sq.-ft. flight catering facility. In conjunction with Lea+Elliott, HOK designed a 765-yard-long internal automated people mover system. Phase 1 and 2 concourses include 41 contact gates and 20 remote-stand gates.
The airport opened in 2014 with an annual capacity of 30 million passengers.
6.46 million sq. ft. / 600,000 sq. m.
41 contact gates
20 remote-stand gates
Fire Protection Engineering
Number of passengers the airport can accommodate per year
Increase in passenger traffic in 2014
25 February 2015
“Hamad International Airport Posts 13% Passenger Growth in 2014”
12 November 2014
“Airports Aim to Double as Luxury Destinations in Dubai and Doha”
Wall Street Journal
11 August 2014
“Head in the Clouds: 5 Great New Airports”
5 June 2014
“Open for Business”
Passenger Terminal World
3 June 2014
“Doha: Making Waves”
29 May 2014
“Is the Middle East the New Hub of Global Aviation?”
27 May 2014
“Qatar Airways Completes Move to Giant New Doha Airport”
30 April 2014
“New Airport in Qatar Receives First Flights”
The Associated Press
27 August 2012
“World-Class New Doha International Airport”
The Moodie Report