The soft launch of the new Hamad International Airport in Doha, designed by HOK, is on course for April 1 2013.
The first phase of the US$15.5 billion project involves 12 international passenger airlines becoming the launch carriers of the new facility from April 1.
HOK designed the Hamad International Airport’s 600,000m2, three-storey, main passenger terminal and five concourses.
Qatar Airways will move its entire operations to Hamad International Airport in the second half of the year. Until recently, the airport was known under the project working name New Doha International Airport (NDIA).
With the phased approach, Doha will have a dual airport operation until full operations begin at Hamad International in the second half of 2013.