HIA sees 30% rise in passengers passing through
Statistics released by the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics show that Hamad International Airport has witnessed an increase of 30.3% of passengers passing through the facility
Hamad International Airport (HIA) has seen a steady year-on-year increase in passengers passing through.
The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) has released the 36th edition of ‘Qatar; Monthly Statistics’ which offers detailed statistics on Qatar, Gulf Times reported.
According to the official data, there has been a 30.3% year-on-year increase in the number of passengers passing through HIA.
December 2016 saw the total number of arrivals reaching more than 1,662,000 passengers, while the total number of departures exceeded 1,693,000 passengers, recording an annual rise of 14.9% and 15.4% respectively.
The demographic statistics indicate that Qatar’s population reached more than 2.5mn at end of Q42016 compared with about 2.4mn at the same time in 2015, an annual increase of 7.3%.
Recorded births reached 2,198 in December 2016, whereas the number of deaths was 217 and there were 347 marriages and 118 divorces during December 2016.
Traffic violations decreased by 2.3% to 178,565 during December 2016, compared with the previous month, while new vehicles registered reached 7,259 in December 2016.
New vehicles showed an annual decrease of 29.6% compared to December 2015, where the total number was 10,317.
Total broad money supply (M2) recorded about QAR498bn ($137bn) during December 2016, a monthly increase of 1.9% compared to November 2016, whereas the cash counterpart (including deposits) accounted for QAR727bn ($199.6bn) during December 2016, a monthly increase of 5.2% compared to November 2016 which recorded about QAR691bn ($190bn).
The broad money supply (M2) by contrast, recorded an annual decrease of 4.6%, while cash equivalents (including deposits) recorded an annual increase of 11.8%.