Hartsfield-Jackson Welcomes New Airline to ATL
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) hosted the inaugural flight of Qatar Airways to ATL on June 1. The flight begins a new, non-stop, daily service between ATL and Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha. Qatar Airways will mark the occasion by operating the inaugural flight with one of the airline’s super jumbo Airbus A380 aircraft. The Boeing 777-200LR will be utilized for regular service on the route.
“We look forward to welcoming our newest airline partner this week,” interim Airport General Manger Roosevelt Council, Jr. said today. “Expanding opportunities for our customers and growing our international reach is one of our top goals. Qatar allows us to accomplish just that.”
Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo, Mr. Ulrich Ogiermann, said: “There is enormous potential for growth in the Americas, as our rapid expansion in this market indicates. We started freighter services to Atlanta in November 2011, and we are excited to now launch passenger flights giving us extra cargo capacity into the world’s busiest airport. Our customers now have access to more capacity in addition to a network of more than 150 destinations via our state-of-the-art hub in Doha as well as innovative solutions for their cargo.”