Posted on July 15, 2015

Hamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar’s gateway to the world, is preparing for the increase of departing and arriving passengers during the Eid Al Fitr period. The airport is expecting a peak in departing passenger traffic from the 15th to 20th of July and arriving passenger traffic from 23rd to 25th of July this year.

In order to ensure that passengers experience seamless and comfortable travel through the airport, HIA advices all its locally departing passengers to arrive at the airport three hours before their flight departure time and that check-in will close 60 minutes prior to departure. To save time, Qatar Airways and many other airlines operating from HIA offer passengers online check-in. General public who are dropping off or collecting passengers are advised to use the short-term car park which provides complimentary parking for the first 30 minutes and costs QAR5 per hour thereafter.

Passengers also have the option of parking their vehicles at the airport’s long-term car park which provides customers with 2,540 parking spaces and a regular shuttle service to the main terminal every 15-20 minutes. More information about HIA’s parking facilities can be found on its website. “Hamad International Airport wishes its passengers and the people of Qatar safe travels and Eid Mubarak,” said Badr Mohammed Al Meer, Chief Operating Officer at Hamad International Airport.