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SOFT LAUNCH ON APRIL 30

Doha’s new airport to open for all flights on May 27

Doha, April 22, 2014

All airlines will operate from Qatar's new Hamad International Airport (HIA) from May 27, a report quoting a circular issued by the country’s Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) said.

Earlier, the QCCA set a soft launch date of April 30 for 10 budget carriers, said the Doha News report.

The new memo states that as of 9 am on May 27 “all airlines shall entirely move to Hamad International Airport”, the report said.

However, a spokeswoman for the HIA steering committee said she could not confirm when the airport would open, the report said.

The $15.5 billion airport was supposed to be completed in 2009, and has missed several opening deadlines since then.




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