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Indicates DOH will not open now until mid-2013 a further six months later then the revised opening of December 2012. The issues appears to be based around ' the airport operator parting ways with a key contractor'.
Akbar Al Baker stated some elements will open on time however.
“However, some NDIA facilities will open around the end of this year, including cargo, the VIP Terminal and the maintenance base for Qatar Airways,” he said. “And we have already started the operational readiness programme - the ORAT [Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer] has begun.”
Will Al Baker remain CEO of DOH as well as QR, as he currently is? Is there any other airlines who shares their CEO with their Hub airport? One of the many unique elements of Middle-Eastern aviation.