(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Hamad International Airport (HIA) will be fully open from May 27, while five additional airlines, including the Bangladeshi airline United Airways will be operating from the new airport from next week, the HIA said yesterday.
United Airways will launch its inaugural flight from the new airport on Thursday, while Etihad Airways, Royal Jordanian Airlines, SriLankan Airlines and Kuwait Airways will start operations from HIA from tomorrow.
The inaugural flight of the United Airways 4H583 is scheduled to arrive at HIA at 0245 from Dhaka International Airport, Bangladesh. The airline's first departing flight 4H584 from HIA will be at 0400.
The other four airlines will have their first arriving and departing flights as follows:
-Etihad Airways: Flight EY399 from Abu Dhabi International Airport, arriving to HIA at 0240, and flight EY390 to Abu Dhabi International Airport, departing from HIA at 0415
-Royal Jordanian Airlines: Flight RJ646 from Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan, arriving to HIA at 1130, and flight RJ647 to Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan, departing from HIA at 1230
-Kuwait Airways: Flight KU617 from Kuwait International Airport, arriving to HIA at 1645, and flight KU618 to Kuwait International Airport, departing from HIA at 1745
-SriLankan Airlines: Flight UL217 from Bandaranaike International Airport, Sri Lanka, arriving to HIA at 2115, and flight UL218 to Bandaranaike International Airport, Sri Lanka, departing from HIA at 2230.
Abdulaziz Al Mass, Senior Manager, Public Relations and Communications, DIA/HIA has advised passengers to double check their departing airport before travelling to avoid any unnecessary delays.
"This latest announcement is part of the phased opening of HIA following the soft opening on April 30th and the upcoming full opening on May 27th," said the HIA statement.
Passengers looking for further information on flights and airline operations have been advised to check with their respective airline, visit www.dohaairport.com, or alternatively check updates via DIA social media channels including; Twitter (@dohaairport), Facebook (Doha International Airport) and Instagram (dohaairport).