Delta Air Lines Inc. is heralding a new agreement between the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates that it believes is the final blow in a fight to end what it sees as unfair competition from Middle Eastern carriers. The U.S. State Department last week announced an “understanding” reached May 11 with the UAE that requires Read more
While the Persian Gulf dispute drew widespread attention around the world, Qatar‘s Hamad International Airport remained busy as a beehive as planes arrived from and departed to all corners of the world. Headed to Delhi, India, on July 3 to meet up for a 10-day business trip with Ani Agnihotri and Vir Nanda, leaders in Read more
Qatar Airways says the tense regional conflict that has seen the country cut off from its Arab neighbors hasn’t affected transfer travel through its busy international airport from places like Atlanta. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates severed diplomatic ties and travel to Qatar June 5 in an effort to discourage the tiny, gas-rich nation from what Read more
Fragomen Worldwide, the global immigration law firm with an Atlanta office, is preparing a webcast to discuss the travel ban announced by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen preventing Qatari citizens travel from those countries effective today, June 6. According to a Fragomen news release, the ban encompasses entry or residence in Read more
It’s one thing to report on the world from your backyard; it’s another to hop the fence and see whether what you’ve been saying from a distance is true up close. Thanks to our partners at Delta Air Lines Inc., we were able to once again marry the ear with the eyes, reconciling what we’ve Read more
As Qatar Airways begins its push to hire flight attendants in Atlanta, some are aiming to let the potential employees know what they’re in for — especially the women.
Qatar Airways says the sky is the limit with its high-flying careers, but activists say that if the Middle Eastern carrier gets its way, some Atlantans may soon be moving to a country that keeps its workers grounded.
DOHA, QATAR — When Qatar Airways announced service to Atlanta, Delta Air Lines execs famously said that they could count on two hands the number of people traveling between the two cities every day. Needless to say, they don’t think it will succeed.
Call it a case of exaggerated conflict, at least in Delta Air Lines’ eyes. Atlanta’s hometown carrier says it had nothing to do with the unconventional maneuvering that saw Qatar Airways passengers bused from their gate to the Airbus A380 that would whisk them away on the first flight from Atlanta to Doha. A few passengers grumbled about Delta’s Read more
With the Middle East in turmoil, it wouldn’t seem the most auspicious time to launch two new competing flights to Atlanta from that region. But two fast-growing airlines from the neighborhood believe connectivity to their hub cities and beyond provides untold opportunity for business and leisure travelers from Atlanta and the broader Southeast U.S. Turkish Read more