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New Doha Airport To Open April 1 (pics)  
User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1821 posts, RR: 6
Posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 24058 times:

The New Doha International Airport, will recieve its first passengers April 1. It has been renamed to Hamad International Airport, after His Highness the Amir of Qatar.

Please note that only those airlines that do NOT require lounge access will be the first to use it; which means Low Cost Carriers and others. National carrier Qatar Airways will not use it by April; but will wait until all the lounges are fitted.

A bit of a background:

The German-UAE Contractor who was doing the lounges at the new DOH got fired, and replaced with another--which brings in a new series of delays. A replacement Italian Contractor is working on the lounges and will finish gradually from June to September. So, QR will move there perhaps in September.

Clearly the airport below is almost complete (in fact its 99% complete) and looks indeed one of the world's best!

Enjoy these pictures fome flikr




Parking


The Mosque


Main Interface

Main Entrance and Lobby






Duty Free area




Passport control



Gate area














First Class Spa


Baggage Area


Emiri Terminal


Air Traffic Control Tower


Qatar Airways Lounge




Souces: http://www.arabianbusiness.com/new-d...-passengers-on-april-1-485654.html and Flickr.com


لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله
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User currently offlineEPA001 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 4723 posts, RR: 39
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 23978 times:
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Quoting QatarA340 (Thread starter):
Enjoy these pictures fome flikr

Thank you for the pictures. It looks beautiful.  

Somehow though these pictures look familiar.  .

On www.skyscrapercity.com, the worlds largest architecture and construction internet forum there is a thread in the internation section about the construction of this airport. And many other airports in different threads.

See for the latest page: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=452143&page=18


User currently offline2008matt From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 23800 times:

Cannot wait to flying through there, looks great!


Keep calm and up your game!
User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19592 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 23758 times:

Quoting QatarA340 (Thread starter):
The Mosque

Do we know about interior arrangements? A glass dome like that in Qatar is going to cook any worshippers inside unless something is done to provide interior shade.


User currently offlineflyingfool From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 438 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 23733 times:

So QR finally get's a real airport as home base which is in par with the competition!

Looks stunning but I think the corridors in the gate area are a little narrow to let the big stream of passengers passing through during rush hours...

Mike


User currently offlinecaliatenza From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1575 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 23583 times:

hopefully this means QR will start new destinations such as SFO and LAX  

User currently offlinecgnnrw From Germany, joined May 2005, 1150 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 23491 times:

Looks like a fantastic facility. Can someone please send a link to the Herren Woworeit and Platzeck in Berlin???


A330 man.
User currently offlinebabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 23312 times:

Welcome to Terminal 5 Heathrow. Sorry...I meant the new terminall at Doha.

All that time to produce this?


User currently offlineDFWHeavy From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 23234 times:

How many runways does the new airport have? What is the configuration? What are their length's?


Christopher W Slovacek
User currently offlineviasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 23236 times:

The ICAO-Code of Doha New International is OTHH. The currenct airport has ICAO-Code OTBD and IATA-Code DOH. What will be the IATA-Code for OTHH? Also DOH?

User currently offlinemesaflyguy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 3067 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 23175 times:
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That first class spa looks AMAZING. When I fly out of there, I'm heading over 5-6 hours before my flight!  


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User currently offlineSCQ83 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 911 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 23175 times:

Thanks for the pics. It is quite nice to see such a sober and elegant interior (at least from the pictures), instead of some bling-bling shinny structure with palms all around like other major regional airports  .

Quoting viasa (Reply 9):

I guess so, DOH is very recognizable for DOHa. BKK had the same shift when they opened the new airport.


User currently onlinedabpit From United States of America, joined May 2012, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 23101 times:

This new airport looks amazing

User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1821 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 22999 times:

Quoting EPA001 (Reply 1):

Yeah im the moderator at SSC
Quoting DocLightning (Reply 3):

No worshippers will be cooked there I assure you. The glass is thermal protected.

Quoting DFWHeavy (Reply 8):

2 runways. 4900m and 4200m.



لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله
User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6558 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 22863 times:

Hi !

The new airport looks very very nice and absolutely amazing when compared to the current DOH terminal. Hope to visit the new airport soon.

The777Man



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User currently onlineanstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5196 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 22739 times:

Quoting babybus (Reply 7):
Welcome to Terminal 5 Heathrow. Sorry...I meant the new terminall at Doha.

No comparison.... T5 is horrendous... especially at peak times. It has too much space landside (checkin) and feels cramoed when you are airside (gates).


User currently offlineJoeCanuck From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 5435 posts, RR: 30
Reply 16, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 22395 times:

At long last...it looks fantastic. The current airport was overcrowded when I was there 5 years ago...I can't imagine how it is now.


What the...?
User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13023 posts, RR: 100
Reply 17, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 20093 times:
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First, congrats to the new DOH airport!   

That first class spa looks gorgeous.

Quoting QatarA340 (Thread starter):

The New Doha International Airport, will recieve its first passengers April 1.

Couldn't they have picked a better opening date? With all of the troubles this airport has been through, opening on April Fools day is asking for a roasting.

Come on, am I the really the only a.nutter already planning how to have fun with made up stuff on the opening date?  

Lightsaber



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User currently offlineaarbee From India, joined Aug 2005, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 20073 times:

Quoting flyingfool (Reply 4):
So QR finally get's a real airport as home base which is in par with the competition!

Not so fast. Seems NDIA for QR is targeted for December 2013.

Quoting DFWHeavy (Reply 8):
How many runways does the new airport have? What is the configuration? What are their length's?

Google Maps shows 2 runways parallel to existing runway.

Quoting viasa (Reply 9):

The ICAO-Code of Doha New International is OTHH. The currenct airport has ICAO-Code OTBD and IATA-Code DOH. What will be the IATA-Code for OTHH? Also DOH?

This would be interesting as OTBD will still be operating, unless they create a taxiway between runway at OTHH and OTDB.

Cheers

R



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User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2349 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 19312 times:

Quoting DFWHeavy (Reply 8):
How many runways does the new airport have? What is the configuration? What are their length's?

Wikipedia is saying that it will have 2 runways so far with the first being 5500 meters and the second being 4900 meters...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamad_International_Airport#Runways



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User currently offlinelaolao From Laos, joined May 2008, 26 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 13417 times:

Very, very stylish, well done Qatar!
Much better than the vulgar, nouveau-riche DXB-Syle.


User currently offlinegoosebayguy From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2009, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 12064 times:

An absolutely brilliant airport. DXB is so crowded these days you can't get near the duty free.This one looks so empty  

User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7303 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 12001 times:

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 13):
Yeah im the moderator at SSC!

Any chance of getting me unbanned  


User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1821 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 10750 times:

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 22):

Any chance of getting me unbanned

Well I can only ban people; not unban them. What was your username? PM me.

Quoting aarbee (Reply 18):
Seems NDIA for QR is targeted for December 2013.

Perhaps earlier in September.

I heard 12 to 13 airlines will shift to NDIA by April; I assume there will be a temporary lounge for those non-QR O&D carriers. That will free up to 20% of the current airport capacity for QR 2013 expansion. QR can also take over Terminal B at this present airport to expand a bit the check-in areas.



لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله
User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2422 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 9787 times:

I just read this article: http://www.ameinfo.com/qatars-airport-april-1-326754

Qatar's Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) has announced the first phase of the country's new Hamad International Airport is to be officially opened on April 1, Arabian Aerospace has reported. The first phase of the $15.5bn project involves 12 international passenger airlines becoming the launch carriers of the new facility, including low-cost airlines.

So, which airlines will be the launch customers for this airport?

BTW. how far is this airport from the old DOHA Airport located?


25 QatarA340 : it will be low cost and non affiliated airlines. FlyDubai Air Arabia Bahrain Air MEA PIA ect... its 2 km to the east. You can see it,from the current
26 Post contains links and images QatarA340 : Here is a comparison I made of Hamad, Hong Kong, Dubai, and the current Airport (which looks smaller than the parking structure of the new Airport!) U
27 jfidler : Great pictures. I read more about the airport on wikipedia but I wasn't clear: When this project is fully done, will this replace the old (current) ai
28 lightsaber : I seem to be the only one amused by the April 1st opening day... Are those photos to scale? They seem to be (roughly) except for the old airport seems
29 EBGflyer : Looks like an ambitious project. Hope we don't forget to send our thanks to those who built it - most likely immigrant workers from Asian developing c
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