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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

“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.”

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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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