Qatar Airways plans to bring its A380 super-jumbo jet to Atlanta — but just once, for the launch of its Doha-Atlanta flights June 1.
Other than the inaugural Doha-Atlanta flight, the route will be flown daily on a Boeing 777.
But the maiden flight will be flown on the 517-seat A380, which has a staircase to an upper deck, bars and dressing rooms in first class.
Qatar Airways A380 first class cabin. Source: Qatar Airways.
Atlanta is no stranger to the massive A380 jet. Korean Air brought the A380 to Atlanta for its Atlanta-Seoul route starting in 2013. Aviation geeks went wild.
But for Qatar Airways, the June 1 flight will be the first time it brings its A380 to the United States.
Qatar Airways A380. Source: Qatar Airways.
After Qatar last year announced plans to launch the Atlanta-Doha route, Delta Air Lines said it would discontinue its Atlanta-Dubai flights, blaming a glut of service by Gulf carriers.
The strongly-opinionated leaders of Qatar Airways and Delta have been engaged in a war of words for more than a year.
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