Qatar Airways will commence flights between Doha, Qatar and Atlanta, USA on 1 June, 2016. Atlanta becomes Qatar Airways’ third new destination to the United States this year, following the start of services to Los Angeles (1 January) and Boston (16 March).
The airline’s Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker held a press conference at the St. Regis Hotel in Buckhead. Mr. Akbar Al Baker was joined by Qatar Airways Vice President of the Americas, Mr. Gunter Saurwein and Country Manager of the USA, Ms. Lisa Markovic.
Mr. Al Baker announced that the route between Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL) and Hamad International Airport (HIA) will be operated daily non-stop with a Boeing 777, with the exception of the first flight – which will be deployed with an Airbus A380 super-jumbo for one day only, on 1 June.