Hamad International Airport is an international airport in the State of Qatar, and the home of Qatar’s flag carrier airline, Qatar Airways.
Located east of its capital, Doha, it replaced the nearby Doha International Airport as Qatar's principal airport.
Formerly known as New Doha International Airport (NDIA), Hamad International Airport was originally scheduled to open in 2008, but after a series of costly delays, the airport finally opened on 30 April 2014 with a ceremonial Qatar Airways flight landing from nearby Doha International.
Qatar Airways and all other carriers formally relocated to the new airport on 27 May 2014.
The airport is named after the previous Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.
Hamad International Airport became the first Middle Eastern airport to be awarded the Skytrax's World Best Airport for 2021 in the 2021 World Airport Awards, ending the 7-year dominance of Singapore's Changi Airport.
Qatar’s Hamad International Airport has been named the World’s Best Airport for the second year running.
The announcement took place at the Skytrax 2022 World Airport Awards, held at Passenger Terminal EXPO in Paris, France.Read more on Wikipedia →