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Record Number Of Aircraft Movements & Cargo In March At HIA


21,842 aircraft take-offs and landings and 177,325 tonnes of cargo in the month of March broke all records of Hamad International Airport (HIA) Aircraft Movements & Cargo, making it the busiest month for aircraft movement and cargo handling yet.

In the a press release of HIA published on Sunday it states that the first quarter of 2017 saw 62,913 aircraft movements at HIA, representing an 8 per cent increase in aircraft take-offs and landings at the airport from January to March 2017, compared to 58,288 movements during the same period last year. 21,635 movements were recorded in January 2017, 19,436 movements in February 2017 and 21,842 in March 2017.

HIA served a total of 9,782,202 passengers from January to March 2017, representing a 10per cent increase in passenger numbers compared to the 8,868,066 passengers served during the same time period in 2016.