Transport Minister, Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti, told reporters that flights would be operated on a trial basis from January, according to Gulf Times.
Speaking at the inauguration of Qatar’s International Transport and Logistics Industry Exhibition, al-Sulaiti said that cargo operations at NDIA could commence as soon as December 1.
He told journalists: “After that, other halls will be opened in a phased manner.”
Initially, 10 carriers are due to operate out of NDIA’s Concourse B.
The airport was first scheduled to open on December 12, 2012, but was delayed until April 1 this year.
Once open, NDIA will be capable of handling 28 million passengers a year, rising to 50 million after 2015.