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Old December 8th, 2013, 09:14 PM   #481
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That is the case now, but HIA looks like a much nicer than DXB and looks much more easier to navigate through. For many years QR's biggest problem for passengers has been the awful DOH, which passengers had to connect through. But once this opens, the passenger experience is going to definitely surpass EK and DXB.
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Old February 18th, 2014, 02:25 PM   #482
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Updates from take-off at 1:30pm yesterday...
So when is it REALLY gonna open? The biggest weakness with Qatar Airways (besides the color scheme & dirty planes) is the actual airport- fly through Doha every other week and they really gotta open the new building- looks more than ready, what's the delay this time?


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Old February 18th, 2014, 10:01 PM   #483
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Fire codes and failed inspections and also the lounges weren't finished the last time. But the rumor is that Qatar is going to have a soft opening in June or July when they take delivery of their first A380s.
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Old February 19th, 2014, 11:13 AM   #484
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I'm skeptical of a July opening as well. I was booking some flights for July and although QR has a good priced ticket, I don't want to the take the risk of transferring through DOH. QR must lose some business from passengers who avoid QR because of its hub airport.
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Old February 20th, 2014, 10:27 AM   #485
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If the fire code inspections are not to fail next time, the airport can be operational by april-May
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Old February 20th, 2014, 10:32 AM   #486
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I'm skeptical of a July opening as well. I was booking some flights for July and although QR has a good priced ticket, I don't want to the take the risk of transferring through DOH. QR must lose some business from passengers who avoid QR because of its hub airport.
dont risk hunny! wait till u see it operational then try it out! nothing is firm yet. for now u have many better options at home :P
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Old February 25th, 2014, 07:56 PM   #487
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Hamad International Airport to start operations with low-cost carriers

In another sign that the much-delayed Hamad International Airport is nearing completion, Qatar Airways’ CEO has said passenger service at the new facility will commence by the end of June.

Akbar Al Baker told Reuters today that he expects the new airport to open to travelers in the second quarter of the year, a slightly more specific reference than the “mid-year” timeline provided by Abdul Aziz Mohammad Al-Noaimi, the chairman of the HIA steering committee, last month.

Al Baker also said low-cost airlines would be the first to move to the new airport, followed by full-service carriers:

“The move will be two phases … We will move operations overnight and would require the current airport operations to be shut for about six to eight hours.”

As of last month, the airport’s premium facilities and lounges were still not complete, according to Al-Noaimi, who said they would be ready by mid-April.

Delays

This delay prompted Qatar Airways to threaten to file a $600 million lawsuit against German/Emirati contractor Lindner Depa Interiors (which later counter-sued), and is thought to be one reason why officials want to start passengers operations with budget airlines.

A similar plan to launch with only budget carriers was in place prior to the airport’s aborted takeoff last year.

The new $15.5-billion airport was supposed to be completed in 2009, but was inundated with delays that pushed the opening date back to Dec. 12, 2012. That deadline was also missed.

Along with the incomplete lounges, efforts to open HIA have been stifled by failed safety inspections that forced officials to scrap the airport’s opening just hours before the first plane was set to land at HIA on April 1, 2013.

On the cargo side, a Qatar Airways plane landed at HIA in early December to mark the airport’s first shipment. However, regular cargo flights were not scheduled to start until this month.

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Old March 2nd, 2014, 01:16 PM   #488
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This airport is awesome, the terminal oozes quality. Really nice!
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 01:31 PM   #489
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I have a few questions concerning this airport. Maybe they have already been asked before, but I can't find the answers.
1. Is this airport located on land that is reclaimed from the sea?
2. If so, why did they decide to reclaim land for this airport? I mean, there seems to be plenty of unused desert land in Qatar, so why would you make an expensive land reclamation if it isn't necessary?

Thanks in advance for the answers.
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 03:40 PM   #490
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mostly reclaimed, I think around 60%
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 05:36 PM   #491
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Fire codes and failed inspections and also the lounges weren't finished the last time.
Delays due to fire regulation, I can understand. Its the same issue, that is affecting Berlin Airport.

However, this lounge business sounds so silly. I bet, QR is using it just as an excuse (the real reason could be fire safety problems).
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 09:10 PM   #492
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I have a few questions concerning this airport. Maybe they have already been asked before, but I can't find the answers. 1. Is this airport located on land that is reclaimed from the sea? 2. If so, why did they decide to reclaim land for this airport? I mean, there seems to be plenty of unused desert land in Qatar, so why would you make an expensive land reclamation if it isn't necessary? Thanks in advance for the answers.
When you factor in the size of the UAE as a hole it's pretty clear why they reclaim land. It's scarce especially when all major developments have been built close proximity to the water.
Another thing worth noting, when you go further Inland it's just desert and probably not suitable to build. (well the entire UAE is desert!)
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 11:29 PM   #493
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When you factor in the size of the UAE as a hole it's pretty clear why they reclaim land. It's scarce especially when all major developments have been built close proximity to the water.
Another thing worth noting, when you go further Inland it's just desert and probably not suitable to build. (well the entire UAE is desert!)
EK413, Hamad International Airport is in Qatar not the UAE .
Its mainly Dubai that has developments on reclaimed land not any other emirate. And the reason why they reclaim land is because they want to increase their coast line since the emirate of Dubai is not very large and only has a couple hundred kilometers of coast line. The UAE is small, but land is not scarce yet (at least in the large emirates). And looking at future growth, only Dubai will face scarcity of land in the future and possibly Sharjah.
I'm not sure if cities being located next to the sea is that vital. In the past, the sea was vital for desert people since they needed some sort of source of water and food, but that's not so much the case anymore.
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Old March 4th, 2014, 12:18 AM   #494
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EK413, Hamad International Airport is in Qatar not the UAE . Its mainly Dubai that has developments on reclaimed land not any other emirate. And the reason why they reclaim land is because they want to increase their coast line since the emirate of Dubai is not very large and only has a couple hundred kilometers of coast line. The UAE is small, but land is not scarce yet (at least in the large emirates). And looking at future growth, only Dubai will face scarcity of land in the future and possibly Sharjah. I'm not sure if cities being located next to the sea is that vital. In the past, the sea was vital for desert people since they needed some sort of source of water and food, but that's not so much the case anymore.
Thanks for pointing that out to me! I was always under the assumption Qatar was part of the United Arab Emirates.

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Thanks for pointing that out to me! I was always under the assumption Qatar was part of the United Arab Emirates.

haha, yeah. Qatar and the UAE are separate countries. QR is from Qatar, EY is from Abu Dhabi (UAE) and EK is from Dubai (UAE).

If Qatar was in the UAE then the ME3 would just be called the UAE3. Can you imagine 3 large state backed carriers all competing with each other from the same country with each representing their own state's interests? I would think the bilateral's would be impossible to negotiate for. lol
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I have a few questions concerning this airport. Maybe they have already been asked before, but I can't find the answers. 1. Is this airport located on land that is reclaimed from the sea? 2. If so, why did they decide to reclaim land for this airport? I mean, there seems to be plenty of unused desert land in Qatar, so why would you make an expensive land reclamation if it isn't necessary? Thanks in advance for the answers.
As you can see, Qatar is not really a large country. Having an airport inland could limit the potential of the land as Doha expands inland due to flight approach patterns and noise restrictions.
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Old March 5th, 2014, 09:22 PM   #497
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Not related to aviation but before 1971 when the UAE was being created, the then ruler of Abu Dhabi had invited Qatar and Bahrain as well to be part of the Federation...
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Old March 5th, 2014, 09:39 PM   #498
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Not related to aviation but before 1971 when the UAE was being created, the then ruler of Abu Dhabi had invited Qatar and Bahrain as well to be part of the Federation...
Interesting. They should have all joined together since they are all quite small on their own.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 05:51 PM   #499
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The Airport to softly open by the end of this month, 30th of April


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Old April 21st, 2014, 04:26 PM   #500
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THE FIRST A380 QR FLIGHT GOES TO PARIS!

CONFIRMED. JUNE 1.

THEREFORE THE AIRPORT WILL OPEN BEFORE JUNE 1!!




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