Hamad International Airport (HIA) witnessed a 41.37 per cent increase in the number of passengers it served in 2021 compared to 2020. The number of passengers using the facility hit the 17,702,635 mark.

Airport cargo operations increased by 20.71 per cent in 2021, with 2,589,283 tonnes of cargo handled along with the introduction of six new cargo destinations. Aircraft movement also grew by 28.12 per cent, with 169,909 total aircraft take-offs and landings at HIA.

HIA currently serves 156 destinations, with eight new passenger destinations and one new airline (RwandaAir) added to its network last year. Dhaka, Male, Dubai, Kathmandu and London were among the busiest departing destinations.

In 2021, HIA was recognised as the ‘Best Airport in the World 2021’, ranked number one by SKYTRAX World Airport Awards 2021.