While it may dent the state’s coffers, Gov. Nathan Deal believes the long-term benefit of removing a 4 percent sales tax on jet fuel is well worth the temporary cost. The governor is lobbying for House Bill 821 partly because it will help the state’s corporate giants better compete by making new routes more cost-effective Read more
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
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
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
Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that Turkish Airlines flies to seven Indian cities. In fact, it operates flights to two gateway cities, Delhi and Mumbai, and connects passengers to five others through a codeshare with Air India. For a brief moment in 2008, Delta Air Lines Inc. connected Atlanta to Mumbai with Read more
Qatar Airways is looking to make a big splash on its maiden voyage from Doha into Atlanta, last week revealing plans to land in style with the world’s largest jet, the Airbus A380.
Delta Air Lines Inc. customers were confirmed to be among those killed in the suicide bombing at the Brussels Zaventem Airport Tuesday. While the Atlanta-based airline’s flights into the Belgian capital that day either landed safely or were diverted to other cities, two bombs exploded near the check-in counter on opposite sides of the departures hall, Read more