FILE- In this Jan. 15, 2015, file photo, a new Qatar Airways Airbus A350 approaches the gate at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany. As the indignities of modern air travel go, the latest ban on laptops and tablets on some international flights falls somewhere between having to take off your ratty shoes at the security checkpoint and having your baby food and milk tested for bomb residue. It's yet another inconvenience in the name of security for weary travelers, especially those from or passing through the 10 mostly Middle Eastern and North African countries covered by new U.S. and British policies. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
Photo: Michael Probst/AP
Photo: Michael Probst/AP

Qatar Airways puts Airbus A350 on Atlanta-Doha route

Qatar Airways has begun flying the wide-body Airbus A350 into Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, soon after Delta Air Lines put the A350 on its Atlanta-Seoul route.

Qatar operates flights from Atlanta to Doha. When it launched the route in 2016 it brought the super-jumbo Airbus A380 jet for the inaugural flight, but subsequently used the 777 for regular service.

Qatar was the launch customer for the A350 in 2014 and first began flying the jet out of Philadelphia. Its A350-900 has 247 seats in economy class and 36 seats in business class out of Atlanta.

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