A Delta Air Lines executive once snidely remarked that Qatar Airways would have trouble filling planes from Atlanta to Doha, but a year into serving the city, the Middle Eastern carrier is proving him wrong. Using Qatar’s seat configuration and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport‘s arrival and departure statistics, Global Atlanta calculated that Qatar has been able to […]
As Hurricane Irma barreled through the South, Delta Air Lines Inc. announced 800 flight cancellations from its main hub in Atlanta. That was no surprise, but the airline in an update Monday morning also gave a brief explanation of the weather factors that made the decision so clear. The culprits are the expected 40-mile-per-hour crosswinds, […]
Atlanta leaders are looking to persuade Air India that the Southeast’s economic hub should be its next U.S. destination.
Passing through Doha’s Hamad International Airport, Global Atlanta Publisher Phil Bolton found it humming with activity despite the diplomatic crisis isolating the small Persian Gulf country from its neighbors. Mr. Bolton was headed to India, a popular destination for travelers on Qatar Airways, which launched its flights from Atlanta just over a year ago promising […]
Many have aspired, but only one airport has reached that elusive distinction of counting its passengers with nine digits. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport sits as the exclusive member of what can’t yet be considered a club: those airports in the world that have topped the 100 million passenger mark. Atlanta actually reached 104 million last year, an increase […]