As Qatar Airways prepared to launch its new Atlanta-Doha flights in June, a feud between Qatar and Delta Air Lines exploded into a public fracas, and Delta cast doubt on the route’s prospects.
Atlanta-based Delta’s president, Glen Hauenstein, said the Atlanta-Doha market has fewer than five people a day, meaning the rest of the Qatar Airways plane would need to be filled with connecting passengers.
“We don’t think they’ll be successful,” Hauenstein said.
New figures from Hartsfield-Jackson give some insights into how Qatar’s Atlanta flights did in the first month of operations.
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