Without a doubt, the pandemic changed the role of airports in the travel industry. Hamad International Airport’s role evolved in many ways since the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, airports are responsible for creating a secure passenger experience. As the gateway to Qatar and the world, the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers has always been at the core of Hamad International Airport’s strategy.
The temptation is to look at the view and not think about the road. It’s just a standard ribbon of asphalt, taking us on the scenic route from one place to another. It is etched across the landscape with apparent inevitability. It would be easy to drive its entire 151-mile length without wondering who built it, or when, or why.