Aviation sector achieves many milestones in 2023

Aviation sector achieves many milestones in 2023 By A Robin - January 05, 2024
Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways

In 2023, Qatar's aviation industry soared to new heights, playing a pivotal role in the nation's economic revitalization and boosting the tourism market. The Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) recently outlined the sector's remarkable achievements, emphasizing its impact on the country's growth.

One notable accomplishment was Qatar's full operational control of the Doha Flight Information Region, extending from the Earth's surface to infinite altitude and encompassing portions of international seas. The nation also inaugurated the Long Range Radar (L-BAND) in northern Qatar, covering an expansive area of nearly 250 miles and an altitude range of 3,000 to 65,000 feet. Additionally, the Medium Range Radar (S-Band) was inaugurated, covering approximately 200 miles and reaching altitudes up to 45,000 feet from the Earth's surface.

Throughout the year, the aviation sector experienced a substantial surge in flight movements and air travelers. Hamad International Airport (HIA) consistently welcomed over 4 million passengers monthly, setting the stage for an anticipated 26% increase in overall passenger numbers, reaching an estimated 45 million in comparison to 2022.

The number of airlines operating in Qatar reached 44 by the end of 2023, connecting HIA to nearly 190 cities worldwide. This extensive network solidified Qatar's position as a global tourist destination and a unique hub linking diverse corners of the world.

Furthermore, Qatar assumed the chairmanship of the Technical Cooperation of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and introduced the first climatological atlas, serving as a crucial reference for climate change in planning across governmental, private sectors, organizations, and academic institutes.

Qatar's global collaborations expanded as it became the strategic partner for the African Civil Aviation and enhanced cooperation with the Latin American Civil Aviation Commission, the Caribbean Community, and the Central American Cooperation for Air Navigation Services. The nation also actively contributed to international aviation initiatives and activities, offering scholarships through collaboration with ICAO to support aviation professionals in developing countries, reinforcing its commitment to global aviation excellence.

By A Robin - January 05, 2024

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