Qatar Airways to hire in Atlanta

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June 1, 2016 Atlanta: Qatar Airways flight attendants prepare to board an A380 for the inaugural flight from Atlanta to Doha on Wednesday evening June 1, 2016 at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Ben Gray / bgray@ajc.com

Qatar Airways, which just launched daily flights from Doha to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, will soon begin hiring flight attendants in Atlanta.

The airline plans to begin recruiting cabin crew members in Atlanta in July, said Rossen Dimitrov, the carrier’s senior vice president of consumer experience.

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June 1, 2016 Atlanta: Qatar Airways flight attendants prepare to board an A380 for the inaugural flight from Atlanta to Doha on Wednesday evening June 1, 2016 at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Ben Gray / bgray@ajc.com

Dimitrov says the airline’s 10,000 cabin crew members get a tax-free salary, furnished accommodations, paid utilities, transportation to and from the airport, “buddy” tickets and other benefits.

The carrier has been criticized by protesters for labor practices in Qatar, and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has alleged Qatar and other Gulf carriers are unfairly subsidized by their governments.

PHOTOS: Qatar Airways launches Atlanta-Doha route

Qatar Airways will operate its Atlanta to Doha route with a Boeing 777, though it operated the inaugural flight with the Airbus A380 super jumbo jet to celebrate the start of the service.


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