ATLANTA, GA – Qatar Airways will mark a new chapter in its history of operations to the United States by flying the superjumbo Airbus A380 on the maiden Doha – Atlanta flight on June 1 only, with regular daily service using Boeing 777 aircraft.
Operated in a tri-class configuration, the upper deck offers eight seats in First Class, 48 in Business Class and a lounge for premium passengers, and 461 Economy Class seats spread across both decks.
The A380 service to Atlanta will be the first time the World’s Best Airline brings its A380 product to the United States.
Qatar Airways currently operates six Airbus A380s in its fleet, which are regularly scheduled to London (LHR), Paris (CDG) and Bangkok (BKK). Qatar Airways originally ordered 13 Airbus A380s, with seven to be delivered.
The airline has selected Atlanta as its first United States route to receive the superjumbo to celebrate the launch of its tenth new destination to the USA. There are presently no other scheduled A380 services by the carrier to other points on its Americas footprint.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways will inaugurate Atlanta, its tenth destination to the United States, in just a few weeks’ time and in honour of that, we wished to provide our passengers with a unique experience, in addition to the Airbus A350 and the Boeing 777 which are signature products that we currently fly across all our gateways in the United States.
“The Qatar Airways A380 provides a memorable experience for our passengers, with a spacious double decker layout, refined finishings, customised interiors and convenient design. We look forward to welcoming our passengers to and from Atlanta on our inaugural flight on June 1, but also on every flight thereafter. We look forward to serving the global travel needs of the people of Atlanta.”
Each seat features individual set-back TV screens and up to 3,000 entertainment options with the Qatar Airways’ newly launched Oryx One system.
The award-winning carrier conveniently connects Atlanta to destinations across the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Africa and Australasia regions via its home and hub, Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar. Ranked the best airport in the Middle East and one of the top 10 globally, the passenger is offered convenient and accessible experiences all throughout the terminal.