13 Oct 2017 - 0:31

Youth Panel members visit five-star HIA facilities


Members of the 2017 Youth Panel visited Hamad International Airport (HIA) to learn how the five-star airport will welcome thousands of football fans to Qatar in 2022.
Panel members met HIA’s events, public relations, operations and security teams. They also took a tour of the Airport Hotel, spa and the several lounges, before finding out more about the airports various art pieces and installations, including the iconic Lamp Bear by Urs Fischer.
Established in 2015, the Youth Panel was launched to give young people their say on 2022 FIFA World Cup plans. Now in its third cycle, the programme aims to inspire youngsters and foster a sense of ownership and pride in the tournament, especially with regard to the legacy it will leave.
Khalid Al Jumaily, Community Engagement Manager, thanked HIA for facilitating the visit.
“The visit provided members an opportunity to explore every element of airport facilities,” said Al Jumaily. “Everyone found the visit very informative thanks to the airports expert staff.”
Al Jumaily said the visit demonstrated HIAs readiness to host millions of visitors in the lead-up to 2022 and beyond.
“HIA is setting a high standard for airports regionally and internationally. We enjoyed learning about the smart airport concept, which demonstrated the ease of using technology to move quickly and efficiently through the airport.”
Hamad International Airport Vice-President Commercial Abdulaziz Al Mass, said: “It was a pleasure to host the Supreme Committee youth panel at our airport. We are firmly committed to our goal to continue further developments in order to ensure smooth operations and easy travel for the millions of international passengers we will be welcoming in 2022.”