Qatar's Hamad International Airport (HIA) served a record 8.4 million passengers during the third quarter of 2015, representing a 23 percent increase on the same period in 2014.
HIA saw a total of 8,405,831 passengers pass through its gates during Q3, with 2,701,958 passengers departing, arriving and transiting in July.
In August, 3,025,641 passengers travelled through HIA which is a record for a single month, both at HIA as well as its previous hub, Doha International Airport.
The month of September saw 2,678,232 passenger movements, a statement said
HIA also saw a significant increase in aircraft movements in the third quarter of 2015 with 55,186 movements, which represents a 19 percent increase in aircraft take-offs and landings compared to the same period last year.
Cargo tonnage totalled 242,513 tonnes in the third quarter of 2015 with 79,408 tonnes of cargo handled in the month of July, 80,766 tonnes in August and 82,338 tonnes of cargo handled in September of 2015.
Badr Mohammed Al Meer, chief operating officer at Hamad International Airport, said: “We partially owe this phenomenal increase in our operations to the increased frequency of several of our patron airlines’ weekly flights from Hamad International Airport, and we have also had several new airlines commence operations at HIA. This increase is also a testament to the continued rapid growth of Qatar Airways, Qatar’s national carrier.”
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