Doha’s Hamad International has published its latest traffic figures, showing a large increase in passengers during 2023.

The airport welcomed a record 45,916,104 passengers last year, up 31 per cent on the previous year when Qatar hosted the FIFA World Cup.

Since a troubled initial period which saw the airport’s 2013 unveiling postponed just hours before the scheduled opening, Hamad International has now welcomed nearly 303 million passengers over its decade of operations.

A total of 52 airlines served 255 destinations from the airport last year across passenger, cargo and chartered flight operations.

Hamad International completed the first phase of a renovation and expansion project in late 2022, with the second phase under way and plans to increase traffic to over 70 million passengers annually.

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Commenting on the news Qatar Airways Group recently appointed chief executive officer, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, said:

“At Qatar Airways Group, records aren’t just numbers, they drive us to excel beyond expectations. Hamad International Airport’s achievements are a reflection of our unwavering commitment to service excellence.

“We spearhead the industry, as we consistently elevate the travel experience to new heights. We’re not simply moving people, we’re shaping the future of travel. The airport’s record-breaking year is a testament to the aviation industry’s unmatched agility and unwavering spirit.

“There is no finish line in the pursuit of offering exceptional travel experience. It is our goal to continuously refine journeys in 2024, with seamless connections, innovative services, and facilities that constantly evolve to match the ever-growing expectations of our discerning passengers.”