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User currently offlineZen100 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4489 times:

A website has been unveiled for the amazing new airport in Doha on track to be opened on 2009.

http://www.ndiaproject.com/

ProudQatari

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User currently offlineAri From UK - England, joined May 2005, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4455 times:

I think this has been discussed before!But still always great to see new projects for airports!!

aRi


User currently offlineTS-IOR From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3488 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4407 times:

You can also see plans at the airport official website :

Could it be compared to new Dubai airport ?


User currently offlineN353SK From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 825 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4369 times:

Does anybody else think that control tower looks just like the Burj al Arab Hotel in Dubai?

User currently offlineEurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4336 times:

Quoting N353SK (Reply 3):
Does anybody else think that control tower looks just like the Burj al Arab Hotel in Dubai?

Actually, it loos awefully similar to Bahrain Int'l Airport's newly commissioned control tower ! I will post pictures later in a new thread about the approved expansion plans for Bahrain airport.



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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4286 times:

Looks nice... and I hope they'll be able to complete the project faster than by 2009: the current airport really is an awful dump, Qatar Airways deserves something much better!!


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User currently offlineEK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4169 times:

The Last time I was in Doha was a week ago and I had a terrible experience with Qatar Airways who cancelled my booking by mistake and I had to stay for 10 hours in the current airport and they didn't even offer me any meal or anything for their mistake .... they claimed it was my mistake for not reconfirming.... that was strange considering that I bought a resrticted ticket that meant I had to fly on the designated dates... they messed up with me and didn't even make up for it!!!

The current Doha Airport is VERY SMALL.... 2009 is too far away and when I was there last week there was no where to sit down... everyone was complaining and people were all over each other...

NEVER AGAIN with Qatar Airways.... flight itself was good but the airport experience was terrible... so maybe not before 2009


User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5158 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4107 times:

It looks just like Chep Lap Kok. Not that there's anything wrong with that.


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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1868 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3995 times:

Thanks for the link!
Phase 1 and 2 of the new airport will open in 2009 together during opening day. That is something which is not mentioned in their website.



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User currently offlineEurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3971 times:

Quoting EK156 (Reply 6):
The current Doha Airport is VERY SMALL.... 2009 is too far away and when I was there last week there was no where to sit down... everyone was complaining and people were all over each other...

They're supposed to start working now on a fast-track expansion of the existing terminal to cope with traffic growth in the next 1-3 years.



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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3957 times:

Quoting EurostarVA (Reply 9):
They're supposed to start working now on a fast-track expansion of the existing terminal to cope with traffic growth in the next 1-3 years.

When I was transitting through Doha last month (shameless plug: have a look at my trip report... Big grin), there was already quite a bit of work going on in the terminal, especially in the area where you enter it coming in from a flight - it was literally walking through a construction site, though I'm not sure what exactly they were working on there.

I can only agree with those that say DOH is too small - and considering the fact that QR is constantly expanding, I shudder at the thought of how congested that awful terminal will be in a year's time...



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User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3953 times:

The current airport is a building site and the baggage area has shrunk by half and now delays of an hour are very commonplace.

Apart from the building work going on the worse aspect of arriving or departing is the immigration queues that are MASSIVE. A two hour wait in the queue after arriving from LHR is not what you really want or need Sad



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