Qatar Will Welcome 16,000 Football Fans Daily via the Two Airports

  • Publish date: Monday، 30 May 2022
Qatar Will Welcome 16,000 Football Fans Daily via the Two Airports

During the grand event in November, Qatar is projected to receive around 1.5 million visitors. The highly anticipated FIFA World Cup 2022 is predicted to bring over 16,000 spectators and football fans through Qatar's two airports on a daily basis.

Doha International Airport is projected to accommodate between 5,000 and 6,000 football fans per day, while Hamad International Airport will handle between 8,000 and 10,000 per day, according to Qatar Airway's Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker.

Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the national airline and four Gulf Airlines to facilitate the movement of supporters from and to the country, the latest estimate was made.

Flydubai will deliver up to 2,700 people each day with 30 daily rotations, while Kuwait Airways will provide 1,700 supporters with 10 daily rotations, according to the agreement.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia has agreed to bring the most fans, with 10,000 fans and up to 30 daily rotations. Finally, with 24 daily rotations, Oman Air will attract 3,400 fans.

On Thursday, the two parties also agreed to launch match-day shuttle flights between Doha and a number of regional locations during the FIFA World Cup 2022.

"We have always believed that a win for Qatar is a win for the region," said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker. "The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will be the first in the Middle East and Arab world, and we have always believed that a win for Qatar is a win for the region."

This is useful for football fans throughout the region who are not required to remain in Qatar to watch matches, making shuttles a viable choice for many. To make the voyage easier for the passengers, there will be no check-in baggage policy.

The FIFA World Cup organizers believe that 1.5 million people will attend the football tournament, which will be held in November.

Which airport is the busiest?

Over the last year, even months before the World Cup, the number of visitors to Qatar has increased dramatically.

Doha is one of the region's top ten busiest international routes.

According to fresh data from a worldwide travel data source, Doha had one of the highest numbers of scheduled aircraft tickets in the area in April.

According to reports, the route from Hamad International Airport to Cairo International Airport had 58,071 seats, ranking it tenth in Africa, while the Doha to London Heathrow route was in the top ten busiest international routes by region.

The country was also placed sixth in the top ten airports with the biggest international patronage (17,701,978) in the Airports Council International (ACI) 2021 report, trailing only Dubai, Istanbul, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, and Paris airports.

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