Doha International Airport will receive $1bn from Qatar Airways for the airport’s expansion to manage increased air passenger traffic, fleet size and capacity.

A new transit facility will open at the eastern apron which will connect passengers to aircraft in less than an hour, reports.

In addition, the airport will increase its seating by 80% in the Qatar Airways Premium Terminal and is expected to open a business class section in the next month.

The expansion project will be complete by 2012.