Air India Express to be one of the first airlines to open the new Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar

Air India Express (Kochi) will be one of 10 airlines that will open the new Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar on April 1 according to The Times of India. The opening will be a soft opening to gradually open the new airport. Qatar Airways (Doha) will not move to the adjacent new airport until the end of the year. Therefore for approximately nine months there will be two airports in Doha.

According to the report, the other airlines opening the new airport will include Air Arabia, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Flydubai, Iran Air, Nepal Airlines, PIA-Pakistan International Airlines, RAK Airways, Syrian Air and Yemen Airways.

Read the full Times of India report: CLICK HERE

Read more about the new airport from HOK: CLICK HERE

Courtesy of HOK:

Hamad International Airport Terminal (HOK)(LR)

Top Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. Boeing 737-8HG WL VT-AYA (msn 36337) in the Ellora elephant statue tail motif arrives at nearby Dubai.

Air India Express (see all of the tails): AG Slide Show

Map: Google Maps. The new airport is adjacent to the old airport and was built on reclaimed land.

Hamad International Airport Map (Google Maps)