In just a few short months, India’s new consul general has met a wide cross-section of his diverse community, but they’ve all spoken in unison on one key issue: restoring nonstop flights to India from Atlanta.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that Delta Air Lines Inc. is expected to renew charter flights from Atlanta to Havana as tensions thaw between the U.S. and Cuba.
Originally planned for next July, Qatar Airways will now launch its flight between Atlanta and Doha a month earlier, on June 1, 2016.
Turkish Airlines has confirmed with Global Atlanta that it will launch nonstop flights from Istanbul to Atlanta next summer.
Turkish Airlines as early as next May could be whisking Atlantans to Istanbul and beyond on a daily nonstop flight that has long been anticipated but was previously considered years away.
If Colombia needed any further evidence it has brushed off the tarnished reputation of its past, Delta Air Lines Inc. provided it in April with the announcement that it will start two new flights from Atlanta to the cities of Cartagena and Medellin.
Qatar Airways is planning to begin a daily nonstop flight to Atlanta next year as part of a broader expansion into the U.S. that also includes new flights to Boston and Los Angeles and a second daily flight to New York.
When Delta Air Lines Inc. upped its weekly nonstop flight to Grand Bahama Island to daily service last fall, tourism officials didn’t see the move simply as a seasonal increase in frequencies.
Delta Air Lines Inc. is one of three large U.S. carriers asking the Department of Transportation for a review of the Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar, citing recently released evidence that the countries have offered more than $42 billion in subsidies to their fast-growing carriers.
For Atlanta airport General Manager Miguel Southwell, Korean Air Lines’ longevity in Atlanta is as much a cause of the region’s success in recruiting Korean business as it is a beneficiary.