One of the last flights to pass over West Bay before routes changed today to head to the new Hamad International Airport.
Wondering how things looked at Qatar’s airports this morning? Here’s an
explanation of how things went as several carriers moved from the Doha International Airport to the new Hamad International Airport.
And here’s what the shift looked like in pictures:
The parking lot at Doha International Airport's Arrivals terminal this morning was silent and empty.
Signage instructs passengers how to get to Hamad International Airport.
One of a few taxis that could be seen outside of the emptying Doha International Airport this morning.
The arrivals terminal at the Doha International Airport sat empty this morning.
After HIA officially opened before 10am, Doha International Airport cleared its flight information sign boards.
The Coffee Beanery at the Arrivals terminal of the Doha International Airport was being completely dismantled today, as movers shifted furniture into large trucks.
Staff at DIA scrap old papers, luggage tags and other items before heading over to the new Hamad International Airport.
Buses line up to take Doha International Airport staff to the new airport this morning.
A sign welcomes travelers to the new Hamad International Airport.
Travelers begin streaming into the Hamad International Airport, which fully opened to passenger traffic this morning.
A Qatar Airways staffer issues a boarding card for a traveler.
Staff from the St. Regis Doha hotel greet new HIA passengers with water and teddy bears.
Staffers prepare for passenger traffic, which was light this morning.
Cabin crew and several other Qatar Airways staff are getting their first look at Hamad International Airport today.
This bookstore is one dozens of shops that are expected to open today to passengers.
How the Arrivals board looked when Hamad International Airport opened fully to passenger traffic this morning.
Did you fly through DIA or HIA today? Thoughts?
For those who have never been to HIA before, here is a helpful guide to navigating the new airport.
And for those who are feeling nostalgic, here’s a list of what we’ll miss (and won’t miss) about Doha’s old airport.