Qatar Airways to start Atlanta flights from June

Published: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Qatar Airways will mark a new chapter in its history of operations to the United States by flying the superjumbo Airbus A380 on the maiden Doha – Atlanta flight on June 1 only, with regular daily service using Boeing 777 aircraft.

Operated in a tri-class configuration, the upper deck offers eight seats in First Class, 48 in Business Class and a lounge for premium passengers, and 461 Economy Class seats spread across both decks.

The airline has selected Atlanta as its first US route to receive the superjumbo to celebrate the launch of its 10th new destination to the US. There are presently no other scheduled A380 services by the carrier to other points on its Americas footprint.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said, “The Qatar Airways A380 provides a memorable experience for our passengers, with a spacious double decker layout, refined finishing customised interiors and convenient design. We look forward to welcoming our passengers to and from Atlanta on our inaugural flight on June 1, but also on every flight thereafter and to serving the global travel needs of the people of Atlanta.”