Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines touted their world-class service when starting flights to Atlanta over the last few months. This week, they got more third-party validation from consumer airline review service Skytrax proving that they weren’t just tooting their own horns. Qatar Airways can no longer lay claim to “best in the world” moniker as it had last year, having Read more
Just over a month ago, the first Turkish Airlines passengers landed in Atlanta, sharing stories of eating festive cupcakes in the Istanbul airport to celebrate the inaugural departure from Turkey’s cultural and business center. Last night, a different set of travelers arrived here only to learn the macabre news of a tragedy they narrowly avoided. Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport Read more
Delta Air Lines Inc. is aiming to bring back its nonstop flight from Atlanta to Shanghai under new market conditions that would make it more sustainable; the problem is that they could take years to materialize, the airline’s new CEO reportedly said last week, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Mr. Bastian, speaking in Gwinnett County, noted that Read more
The Atlanta airport may be the most traveled and efficient in the world, but its leaders are showing they’re still open to learning.
Delta Air Lines Inc. has a special interest in the trajectory of the British economy. Over the last two years, it has intensified its presence in London, gaining access to coveted landing slots through a 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic, which now flies to Atlanta. None of that is set to change as a result Read more
As Qatar Airways begins its push to hire flight attendants in Atlanta, some are aiming to let the potential employees know what they’re in for — especially the women. An advocacy group calling itself AWARE has taken out ads in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and on a progression of billboards near the airport along Interstate 75 Read more
Delta Air Lines Inc. is making a stronger play for China, despite lacking a nonstop flight to the country from its home city of Atlanta.
Qatar Airways says the sky is the limit with its high-flying careers, but activists say that if the Middle Eastern carrier gets its way, some Atlantans may soon be moving to a country that keeps its workers grounded. In July Qatar is set to begin its U.S. recruitment drive for flight attendants in Atlanta, the newest Read more
DOHA, QATAR — When Qatar Airways announced service to Atlanta, Delta Air Lines execs famously said that they could count on two hands the number of people traveling between the two cities every day. Needless to say, they don’t think it will succeed.
Call it a case of exaggerated conflict, at least in Delta Air Lines’ eyes. Atlanta’s hometown carrier says it had nothing to do with the unconventional maneuvering that saw Qatar Airways passengers bused from their gate to the Airbus A380 that would whisk them away on the first flight from Atlanta to Doha. A few passengers grumbled about Delta’s Read more