EK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5100 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4323 times:
Mirror image of Hong Kong however a smaller scale in opinion...
What's QR expansions plans as the airport doesn't seem to have ample space for growth...
However in saying that its still a major improvement from the current airport....
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YVRSpeedBird From Canada, joined Nov 2011, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4035 times:
The only thing that reminds me of HKG is the Y shape of the terminal, use of glass throughout the building and the runway layout. The interior of the terminal itself is quite different. Have you noticed in the video that the arrivals sterile corridor is above the departures floor, much like Canadian airports (YVR, YYZ, YUL)?
Also, in the latter part of the video, I noticed that the gate area had x-ray machines. I sure hope they have central security screening instead of gate screening like SIN & AMS non-Schengen. Actually, after reviewing the video, I did see a central screening area after passport control. Perhaps the gate screening is only for secondary screening for US-bound (and other countries who request them) flights?
kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3646 times:
Quoting MH017 (Reply 5): Connect NDIA with the current airport (after refurbishments) with taxiways, and you'll have a mega-airport with plenty of space/opportunities for QR to expand...
I think that once this airport opens, that's it for the old airport, so I think that will either be closed or used exclusively for VIP and military flights.
Quoting EK413 (Reply 3): What's QR expansions plans as the airport doesn't seem to have ample space for growth...
Looking at a Google map, you can get some idea of its size, although the Google map doesn't show the fully built terminal; on each side of the main pier, there are five gates, then another ten around the main part of the terminal; the "Y" section looked like it could take another 10-12, so really, that should be quite sufficient and there is room to build a smaller satellite north of the taxiway - again like HK - in due course. Given that an airport will never need to accommodate all of the aircraft of its home carrier at one time(DXB certainly can't, nor can SIN or HKG), this looks very good and will greatly improve the attractiveness of DOH and QR.