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“Qatar’s civil air traffic is not likely to be heavy for some time to come, and is unlikely, as far as can be foreseen, ever to amount to more than a feeder service to Bahrain, with occasional flights to other places, so that nothing very elaborate in the way of an airport will be required.”


An extract from a letter written by a British political officer in Doha to a British political agent in Bahrain, in a letter dated Oct. 29, 1940. He was responding to an offer of a new, prefabricated airport facility for Qatar, according to the Qatar National Library.

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