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Doha International Airport

Doha International Airport
Airport information
 Location of airport in Qatar
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorQatar Civil Aviation Authority
LocationQatar Doha, Qatar
HubQatar Airways
Elevation11 m (35 ft)
Cargo (tons)707831
Aircraft Movements118751

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Doha International Airport ( ) is the only commercial airport in Qatar. It has three mosques, free Wi-Fi, a duty-free area, a few eateries and 42 parking bays for aircraft. There are also 60 check-in gates, 8 baggage claim belts and over 1,000 car parking spaces.

The airport suffers from overutilization even though the airport has been expanded numerous times. The current capacity stands at 12 million passengers per year. Its 15000 ft (4572 m) runway is one of the longest at a civil airport. It is the main base of Qatar Airways. In the past, the airport was mostly used by Qatari holiday makers and foreign workers coming for the oil and gas sector. Now the airport is attracting more people such as holiday makers and transit travelers. It is also growing as Qatar Airways is expanding more rapidly. As of 2010, it was the world's 27th busiest airport by cargo traffic. The control tower and ancillary buildings were designed by Curtis W. Fentress, FAIA, RIBA of Fentress Architects.

The existing airport will be replaced in late 2011 or early 2012 when the first phase of New Doha International Airport is expected to open.

The airport is currently ranked as a 3-star by Skytrax.

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