A representative of Qatar Air Traffic Control Center, Mohammad Al Asmaq, said that 1,600 daily flights are expected at both airports during the World Cup. He said that the Qatar Air Traffic Control Center had already completed all the planning and procedures ahead of the World Cup at the beginning of this month.
According to the new air space design, systems have been prepared here for three planes to land at the same time. Two at Hamad Airport and one at Doha Airport. Along with this, three flights can take off from two airports at the same time.
An air traffic flow management system has also been put in place in collaboration with neighboring countries to avoid delays in landing aircraft. Asmakh also informed that the number of air traffic controllers has been increased to 160. They have also been given expert training in using the newly installed state-of-the-art air traffic systems.
They are assigned in various centers like Surveillance Tower, Weather Control, Doha Flight Information Region, Hamad International Airport and Doha International Airport. He also informed that the systems are installed here to handle the huge traffic.
The number of radars has been increased to ensure better visibility in any adverse weather conditions. The most important component of this is the Air Traffic Control Center spread over 12000 square kilometers. The most advanced equipments are installed here. The newly established Doha Flight Information Region or Doha FIR-related monitoring system has also been set up here.
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