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Qatar Airways leveraging new hub

US$15b Hamad International Airport is a third the size of Qatar's capital city

Big package: HIA has been built with an eye on growth. Its capacity of 30 million passengers per year will eventually be ramped up to 50 million per year. - PHOTO: AFP

QATAR Airways is banking on Doha's gleaming new airport, Hamad International (HIA), to bolster its network, even as elsewhere in the region the Gulf states are expanding capacity in ancitipation of further growth.

Covering 29 square kilometres, the US$15 billion HIA officially opened its...