Hamad International Airport (HIA)

Client: Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA)

Construction Management: New Doha International Airport (NDIA)

Project Investor: Qatar Investment Authority (QIA)

Total Construction Budget: $17 Billion USD

Architect: HOK

Contractor: Bechtel

Duration: 1997 - 2015


Airport Size and Capacity:


  • 600,000 square metres 

  • 30 million passengers on initial opening, soaring to 50 million within a few years 

  • Capacity to handle 8,700 passengers per hour 


Truly a magnificent project in both design and construction quality.  The Hamad International Airport (HIA) is a brand new, state-of-the-art airport in Doha, Qatar, expected to reach a budget of $17 Billion USD.  


HIA will be one of the key drivers of the economy diversification and will have a strong impact on the human and economic development pillars of Qatar National Vision 2030.


With its thriving economy fuelled by multi-billion dollar projects, a rich cultural and historical heritage, extensive oil and gas reserves and 2022 on the horizon, the State of Qatar is increasingly becoming a hub for business travellers and tourists. Hamad International Airport will reflect the growing stature, economic success and beauty of Qatar, becoming a showcase for Qatar’s culture, technological, environmental and economic achievements. HIA will be a world class gateway into Qatar and the first point of reference into the country's success.


Endless Retail, Food & Beverage Areas, and Lounges located throughout the New Terminals and Qatar Duty Free shopping areas. With a total of 20 cafes and restaurants spread over 15,000 square meters, offering a sumptuous selection of global and local cuisine; and 25,000 square meters of prime retail space to rival the world’s leading departments stores establish HIA as a prestigious shopping destination in its own right.  Trans Seas proudly supplied, delivered, installed and supervised the installation of both loose and fixed furniture items.  From tufted leather seating and wall panels in the Le Grand Comptoir, Banuqeutte and circular lounge seating in Carluccios, to decorative upholstered panels in the Arabic Café; Trans Seas took great pride to over see and adhere to design improvements while in development and production, crating for delicate items, as well as installation and handing over.  Other areas such as furnishing the lavish Food Court, providing the Back-Lite Decorative Wovin Wall Panels at Red Restaurant, and the rich Leather Seating and unique Lighting at Caviar House, all came to life and are open now for millions of passengers to dine and shop.  Other speciality areas include Hand-Sculpted Decorative Leather Wall Panels in the high-end retail watch and jewelry stores. Trans Seas also supplied furniture Private Control Room Offices as well as our involvement for Custom Millwork on the new Contemporary airside hotel with 200 rooms in North and South nodes, for guests to refresh recharge and relax in-between flights, are due to open by early 2015.

Project Overview

© Trans Seas