Alleged news is in that the new Doha International Airport has been delayed from its planned 12-12-2012 opening. It’s not a surprise really and it makes us regret notching up all the qmiles we did. The old airport is a mess and is a buzzkill when it come to travel, especially luxury travel. The lounges feel vapid and a mere extension of the terminal. The bus rides are horrendous. Too bad Qatar Airways offers an array of destinations, which is its biggest draw.
Doha News reports: “The opening of the New Doha International Airport to passenger traffic has officially been delayed until the the second half of next year, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker told the Moodie Report in a recent interview. This is in direct contrast to comments he made in an interview with CNN’s Richard Quest, recorded in December 2011 and broadcast in January this year.”