Hamad International Airport served 50m passengers in 2023

Hamad International Airport served 50m passengers in 2023
The airport said the milestone is a "remarkable achievement" (Image credit: @evgenydrablenkov/Adobe Stock)

Hamad International Airport served over 50 million passengers in a rolling 12-month period for the first time in its history in 2023.

The milestone is a “remarkable achievement”, the airport said, and comes in its tenth year of operations, “reflecting its growth and strategic positioning as a vital global aviation hub”.

The Qatar-based facility has 25 per cent point-to-point passenger operations, which the airport attributes to the increasing number of international visitors to Doha – which increased by 58 per cent in 2023 in comparison to the previous year.

In 2023, Hamad International Airport welcomed 3 new airline partners, with an additional 4 partners joining in the first four months of 2024.

The airport served 255 destinations in 2023, including passenger, cargo and chartered flight destinations.

According to the recently published Airport Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific and Middle East Air Connectivity Ranking 2023, Doha boasts the second-best air connectivity in the Middle East.

Air connectivity rankings are determined by the number of destinations, frequency of services and quality of connections.

The airport’s success is partly due to its “robust” facilities and services, it said, which permits major airlines to operate from the hub and their extensive global networks.

The report’s findings suggest the Middle East is experiencing steady growth in air connectivity and recommends meeting current and future demand by building new airport infrastructure – and reflect Hamad International Airport’s growth trajectory and expansion plans.

The airport is undergoing the second phase of its airport expansion project which plans to further increase its passenger capacity and lifestyle offerings.