|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
), this looks very good and will greatly improve the attractiveness of DOH and QR