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Hamad International Airport is an international airport in the State
of Qatar, and the home of Qatar’s flag carrier airline, Qatar Airways.
Located east of its capital, Doha, it replaced the nearby Doha International
Airport as Qatar's principal and main national airport.
Formerly known as New Doha International Airport (NDIA), Hamad
International Airport was originally scheduled to open in 2008, but after a
series of costly delays, the airport finally opened six years overdue on 30
April 2014 with a ceremonial Qatar Airways flight landing from nearby Doha
International. Qatar Airways and all other carriers formally relocated to
the new airport on 27 May 2014. The airport is named after the previous Emir
of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.
Qatar Airways was established by the government of Qatar on November 22, 1993; operations started on January 20, 1994. Amman was first served in May 1994. In April 1995, the airline's CEO was the Sheikh Hamad Bin Ali Bin Jabor Al Thani who employed a staff of 75. By this time the fleet consisted of two Airbus A310s that served a route network including Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Cairo, Dubai, Khartoum, Kuwait, London,[contradictory] Madras, Manila, Muscat, Osaka,[contradictory] Sharjah, Taipei, Tokyo and Trivandrum. During 1995, two ex-All Nippon Airways Boeing 747s were bought from Boeing. The airline acquired a second-hand Boeing 747SP from Air Mauritius in 1996.
A Qatar Airways Airbus A320-200 in old livery.
Services to Athens, Istanbul, Madras and Tunis were suspended in late 1996, whereas Calcutta and Muscat were removed from the route network in January and September 1997, respectively. Flights to London were launched during 1997. The airline also took delivery of two second-hand 231-seater Airbus A300-600R aircraft on lease from Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services (AWAS) during the year; they replaced two Boeing 747s. The entering of these two A300s into the fleet also marked the introduction of a new logo. A third A300-600R joined the fleet shortly afterwards, also on lease from AWAS. In July 1998 the carrier placed a firm order with Airbus for six Airbus A320s, slated for delivery between 2001 and 2005; it also took options for five more aircraft of the type. Also in 1998, the carrier struck a deal with Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE) for the lease of four Airbus A320s, with deliveries scheduled between February and April 1999; these latter four aircraft were aimed at replacing the Boeing 727-200 Advanced fleet and to fill the capacity gap before the hand over of the first A320 from Airbus. The airline took delivery of the first A320 powered by Aero Engines V2500 on lease from SALE in February 1999.