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28. New Doha International Airport

Project Overview

With the ongoing

expansion of Qatar Airways and the general growth in air traffic throughout the region, Qatar needs a far larger airport.

The new international airport is being built on a 22 sq km site just a few kilometres east of the city’s existing airport and will have six times as much capacity. When complete, it will be able to handle 50 million passengers a year, along with 2 million tonnes of cargo and 320,000 aircraft landings and take-offs.

The project will be developed in three phases, with 40 per cent of the work being carried out on land reclaimed from the sea.

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Key Facts

  • Client: New Doha International Airport Steering Committee

  • Sector: Transport

  • Stage: Execution

  • Budget: $11.1bn

  • Completion date: Q1 2015

  • Location: Qatar

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