Qatar has announced an ambitious project to expand the Hamad International Airport (HIA)

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Qatar has announced an ambitious project to expand the Hamad International Airport (HIA)

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The expansion will ensure HIA can accommodate the expected 60 million passengers that will be flying to Qatar during FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The expansion will ensure guests flying to Qatar will be able to enjoy the amazing facilities available at HIA without being overcrowded.

Around 11,720 square feet of retail, food and beverage space will be added to the airport, ensuring guests can experience culinary delights from around the world and a luxury shopping experience.

The expansion will see a continuation of HIA’s existing water and wave theme by including an impressive 10,000 square-meter indoor tropical garden, complete with a 268 square-meter water feature.

When HIA opened in 2014, it could accommodate 30 million passengers a year, but pledged to slowly increase this number until it reached its goal of 60 million in 2022. In order to accommodate this increase in passengers, the expansion will also increase its cargo handling capacity to 3.2 million tons. HIA is expected to reach this goal by 2023.

During the current state of affairs, it is important to continue the development of the sectors, especially before FIFA 2022 preparation for Qatar. There are undergoing developments in the Hamad International Airport, such as increasing safety and expansion. Bayanat Engineering Qatar, a trusted solution provider for Qatar Civil Aviation Authority,  is currently implementing safety with current ongoing projects. 

General Manager of Bayanat Engineering Qatar, Hassan Ezzedine, is always striving for success and having great vision for his company. Bayanat Engineering Qatar is the leading solutions provider for aviation and Engineering government sectors including Traffic Management, Military Defense, Airside and Terminal Systems with the deployment of a wide range of Communication, Navigation, Surveillance, Meteorological, Passenger and Operation Management, Lighting, Security and Information Technologies. 

 

“Preparation for FIFA 2022 is vital for Qatar — one of the aspects for Hamad International Airport is to be prepared for increased capacity of its passengers, while keeping the high standard of comfort and safety,” said Ezzedine. “Bayanat Engineering Qatar always delivers best solutions for the Qatar Aviation sector, in order to ensure the most efficient and the safest way for passengers to travel. We believe in trust and our track record is the indicator of that. Strong leadership, support of our shareholders, experienced team and our partners make Bayanat Engineering Qatar one of the strongest players in the market. Our goal is to achieve the best and more throughout our projects,” he added.

In order to ensure passengers feel comfortable flying and to ensure passenger safety, HIA has introduced multiple virus mitigation systems to ensure the airport is safe and secure for 2022. The airport has introduced thermal screening for all passengers and staff. Their Smart Screening Helmet is a portable device that can take the temperature of an individual via a contactless measurement. 

Additionally, HIA has installed the Human Body Temperature Scanners by Bayanat Engineering Qatar that are accurate, efficient and precise. HIA has also currently employed a team of disinfectant robots, which have been deployed in busy areas of the airport to keep it safe and disinfected.

With increased passengers and an 11,720 square feet expansion, HIA is not only increasing in size but in terms of vulnerability to security threats. Bayanat Engineering Qatar is continuing to work for HIA and provide their innovative security solutions to HIA. This ensures passengers flying to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup can have complete confidence in their safety.

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