Qatar is throwing a party / concert tonight at Fox Theater in Atlanta featuring a performance by JLo. The carrier is celebrating the June 1st launch of its Atlanta – Doha A380 flight.
During an investor call last month, Delta’s President said he expects the route to fail:
“We don’t have any markets that we fly halfway across the world that have less than 10 people a day, and I don’t think you’ll find any carriers in the world that do.”
Qatar says that at least 16 passengers a day fly between the two cities and that they expect many more will choose the carrier to connect to Africa, Asia, and Europe via their Doha hub. Separately, Turkish Airlines threw a gala last night in Atlanta to celebrate their new route to Istanbul.