Qatar Airways to construct world's first premium class terminal at Doha

Qatar Airways has unveiled details of the world’s only dedicated First and Business Class terminal, currently under construction at Doha International Airport. This is part of a £108m expansion at the current airport, which will open in June and which will be operational round-the-clock. Highlights of the new terminal include self-service check-in kiosks for passengers with hand baggage; dedicated e-gates to speed up immigration formalities; separate First and Business Class check-in desks; dedicated First and Business Class lounges, each with their own dining areas; duty-free shopping area of 1,000sqm selling many leading international brands; spa, jacuzzi and sauna for passengers to relax and unwind before their flight; conference room and meeting rooms; business centre with secretarial services; free internet access stations. Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said: “The new terminal for premium passengers will be a big boost for Qatar Airways. It is the first of its kind, not only in the Middle East, but anywhere in the world. “Qatar Airways prides itself on providing passengers with the best possible service and hospitality. The new terminal goes one step further by exceeding passenger’s expectations. We truly are being recognised as innovative industry leaders. “For business travellers, we will have conference and meeting rooms together with secretarial services and free access to internet stations within the terminal. The introduction of dedicated e-gates will ensure passengers registered with e-cards are processed through immigration smoothly and efficiently.” The new terminal development is part of a range of improvements currently taking place at Doha International Airport, where the arrival and departure halls are being expanded to cope with the increasing number of passengers flying in and out of the airport. The airline, which operates 46 all-Airbus jets, will boost its fleet by a further 18 aircraft during 2006 and 2007. The airport expansion will help facilitate the airline’s growth.

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