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New Doha International Airport - Video  
User currently offlineLGWGate49 From Sudan, joined Nov 2009, 138 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4565 times:

Thought it worth sharing, an amazing improvement on the current airport:

http://www.businesstraveller.com/new...deo-new-doha-international-airport

(although it does seem that QR have bought themselves an A380F at 0.09!   )


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User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2784 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4253 times:

Yup! I saw it yesterday via a friend.

NDIA looks amazing, and the quicker its ready the better for QR and their image, I just transited through it and it was a really unpleasant experience.

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User currently offlinecipango From Ireland, joined Jul 2009, 632 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4160 times:

Very similar to HKG!

The airport looked quite small from the outside however. With the growth of QR, they're really limiting themselves in the long run.


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4974 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4091 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....

EK413



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User currently offlineYVRSpeedBird From Canada, joined Nov 2011, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3803 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?


User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1692 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3519 times:

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...

[Edited 2011-12-17 08:31:12]


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User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12518 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3414 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.


User currently offlineairbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8481 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

Quoting EK413 (Reply 3):
What's QR expansions plans as the airport doesn't seem to have ample space for growth...

There seems to be ample space for growth, not just next door in the area occupied by the current airport, but also the ability to reclaim land from the gulf.


User currently offlinejamesontheroad From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 551 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3352 times:

Quoting kaitak (Reply 6):
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.

A new VIP terminal is being built alongside the NDIA - it's visible on the right of the access roads in the first aerial approach view.


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4974 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

Quoting kaitak (Reply 6):
Quoting airbazar (Reply 7):

Cheers....

I have had a look at the Google map and it certainly gives you a better idea of the size the airport... Certainly not complaining as this is an over due upgrade from the current airport...
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=452143

EK413



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