Filed under: Wings
At the end of November, Qatar Airways opened its brand new luxury air terminal at the Doha International Airport in Qatar. The terminal, which serves only first and business class passengers, is over 10,000 sq. meters and will handle as many as 800 passengers per hour, passengers who will have to opportunity to enjoy spa treatments, Jacuzzis and saunas, as well as "exclusive check-in areas, duty free [shops], conference rooms, a nursery [and] a clinic." The terminal is only scheduled to be in operation until 2009, when a large portion of the Doha Airport will be reopened after extensive remodeling. "In the new international airport, we will have first-class facilities, so this structure will not be necessary anymore," said a spokesman. Until then, however, it will definitely be a big selling point for the airline.