2 MAY 2016
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Qatar Airways will mark a new chapter in its history of operations to the US by flying the superjumbo A380 on its maiden Doha – Atlanta service on 1 June. It will be a one-off operation, with the regular daily service using the B777.
The A380 will have eight upper-deck First Class seats, upper deck, 48 in Business Class and a lounge for premium passengers, and 461 Economy Class seats across both decks.
Qatar has six Airbus A380s regularly scheduled to Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Bangkok. There are seven more on order.
The airline said it chose Atlanta as its first US route to receive the superjumbo to celebrate the launch of its 10th new destination in the country. The airline’s other gateways are served by the A350 and B777.
Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “We wished to provide our passengers with a memorable experience for the occasion and look forward to welcoming them to and from Atlanta on the inaugural flights.”
Qatar’s other US destinations are Boston, Chicago, Dallas Fort Worth, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York Newark, New York JFK and Washington DC. www.qatarairways.com
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