Print from Airliners.net discussion forum
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/5499690/

Topic: New Doha Airport On Track?
Username: ASA
Posted 2012-06-27 18:56:42 and read 4230 times.

Is the NDIA (New Doha International Airport) ... QR's new home opening on 12/12/12 as scheduled?

I could not find any reliable progress information or media release regarding the opening date, which is nearing. As QR is one of the largest and premium 5-star airlines right now ... the opening of this new home impacts a lot of travelers in Asia, Middle East, and Europe. Anyone got reliable updates?

Topic: RE: New Doha Airport On Track?
Username: QatarA340
Posted 2012-06-28 00:51:39 and read 3950 times.

Quoting ASA (Thread starter):
Anyone got reliable updates?

Check: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=304873&page=36

That is the thread for NDIA, where I am the moderator. It tells you up to date progress, articles, all in one thread. Sometimes, updates can be slow; but when there is one, its there.

So far, the airport is in a massive recruitment drive. DEPA, the company awarded the 900m$ contract for the interior of hte 17 passenger lounges has been terminated of its position. I am not sure if that affects the progress or not.

Topic: RE: New Doha Airport On Track?
Username: ASA
Posted 2012-06-28 08:28:54 and read 3541 times.

Oh - awesome resource!!!! Lots of images and recent news ... thanks, QatarA340!   

Topic: RE: New Doha Airport On Track?
Username: AABB777
Posted 2012-06-28 17:07:58 and read 3268 times.

From what I have heard from industry insiders, NDIA is on schedule to open 12/12/12. However, it will not be operational, except for perhaps some cargo operations. My prediction is it will take a full year before QR is operating fully at NDIA.

Topic: RE: New Doha Airport On Track?
Username: tonystan
Posted 2012-06-29 05:55:13 and read 2975 times.

I have a feeling that the horrible fire in the Vilagio Mall which has become a national embarrassement for Qatar and which has highlighted a huge lapse in quality standards for all recent built projects in the Country could cause a problem for the new airport with inspectors making sure that every little bit is working correctly!

Topic: RE: New Doha Airport On Track?
Username: ASA
Posted 2012-06-29 11:12:34 and read 2779 times.

Incidentally, I was in Qatar while this Mall fire tragedy happened. It indeed was a national failure and will certainly bring about more serious checks and balances in the relentless construction all over that little country. So it appears that 12/12/12 won't work for NDIA ... maybe it'll be "inaugurated" without real passengers ... but my plan to travel through DOH this December doesn't seem to have hope.  

[Edited 2012-06-29 11:13:01]

Topic: RE: New Doha Airport On Track?
Username: lightsaber
Posted 2012-06-29 14:56:40 and read 2605 times.

Quoting AABB777 (Reply 3):
My prediction is it will take a full year before QR is operating fully at NDIA.

I thought QR already stated they wouldn't move over to NDIA for a while?!?

Does anyone know the schedule for QR to move to NDIA? How will that work, I thought both would have the DOH code, or will NDIA have a new ICAO airport 3 letter code? (I couldn't find it with a quick search.)

Lightsaber


The messages in this discussion express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of Airliners.net or any entity associated with Airliners.net.

Copyright © Lundgren Aerospace. All rights reserved.
http://www.airliners.net/