Hamad International Airport (HIA) seen close to 2.16 million passengers in July …

Hamad International Airport (HIA) has seen about 2.16mn passengers departing, transferring or arriving into Qatar in July.

Qatar’s new  gateway saw an 11.36% passenger increase through its doors in July 2014 compared to July 2013.

Cargo numbers have also increased at HIA with an additional 12.76% traffic in July. All cargo operations are now operating out of the new airport where the facility is fully automated, creating a seamless experience for both the cargo agents and customers.

HIA chief operating officer Badr al-Meer said: “We are happy to see that so many more passengers are choosing to fly to Qatar and through our new, world-class facility. Over the coming months and years we will continue to grow and ensure every passenger has the best possible experience at our airport, whether they be departing, arriving or in transit.”

HIA, he said,  “ensures passengers are provided with a comfortable, sophisticated and seamless enjoyable travel experience, with an enormous variety of stores, restaurants and lounges offered to passengers, along with a collection of original art pieces located throughout the airport by local and world famous artists”.

Passengers looking for further information on the airport, flights and airline operations can now visit www.dohahamadairport.com, or alternatively check for updates via HIA’s new social media channels including; Twitter (@HIAQatar), Facebook (Hamad International Airport) and Instagram (HIAQatar).