The airport is currently being used by Qatar's royal family and the air force
Qatar’s Doha International Airport (DIA), will temporarily resume operating commercial flights from September 2022 in order to reduce congestion at Doha's main hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), during the FIFA World Cup 2022.
The decision to reopen Doha International Airport, which served as Qatar’s main airport before Hamad International Airport opened in 2014, comes as Qatar prepares to welcome more than a million visitors to watch the FIFA World Cup.
Several airlines from around the world have already begun to sell tickets to Doha International Airport ahead of the World Cup.
Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways, Flydubai, SalamAir and Pegasus Airlines have begun selling tickets to DIA, with flights starting from 15 September 2022.
Jazeera Airways stated on its website that the decision to temporarily operate its Doha flights to and from DIA until 30 December 2022 was a result of instructions from the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority.