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 […]
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 […]
Qatar Airways is looking to make a big splash on its maiden voyage from Doha into Atlanta, last week revealing plans to land in style with the world’s largest jet, the Airbus A380.
Oil-rich Qatar isn’t cutting corners when it comes to preparations for the 2022 World Cup, and that means U.S. companies could see big contracts coming their way. That’s especially true of firms that can export the intellectual capital needed to design stadiums, new urban developments, roads and other infrastructure. “Qatar prefers quality over price, so they’re not doing it […]
The Qatari 2022 World Cup committee is coming to Atlanta – known for hosting an Olympic Games long on legacy and short on cost in 1996 – for help preparing for soccer’s biggest tournament. But the delegates coming Jan. 26-28 aren’t seeking sports marketing advice. They want to meet companies that can provide products and infrastructure needed to pull […]
As the country invests billions of dollars to prepare for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar needs partners dedicated to long-term relationships and commitments.
And to do business effectively in the small but wealthy Middle Eastern country, businesses need to have people on the ground that can build strong relationships with Qatari clients, said former U.S. Ambassador to Qatar Patrick Theros.
A month before the opening of the Atlanta airport’s new international terminal, Qatar Airways Ltd. announced plans to start or increase flights to U.S. cities including Atlanta. The fast-growing Middle Eastern carrier plans to double its U.S. network within the next year, adding flights to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago and Detroit, Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said at a conference in Montreal April 11, according to Bloomberg and other news services. The expansion would’ve […]
Qatar Airways will stop in Atlanta on a twice-weekly cargo route linking the Middle Eastern nation with Europe and the United States. Flights into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport are expected to begin on Nov. 2. The route is projected to generate $12 million in annual economic impact on metro Atlanta and create 20 direct and indirect jobs, according to an airport news release. Atlanta Mayor Kasim […]
Atlanta-based Siemens Industry Inc. has completed the world's largest onshore compressor to create liquefied natural gas in Qatar. Using Siemens technology, the compressor turns natural gas into liquid for the world's largest liquefied natural gas company, Qatargas. Natural gas is liquified in order to transport it to the end market, where it is turned back […]
Atlanta's hopes of hosting World Cup soccer matches were dashed as the nation of Qatar was chosen over the U.S. on Dec. 2 to host the game's largest tournament in 2022. Atlanta was one of 18 cities included in the U.S. bid. FIFA, the international soccer federation that organizes the World Cup, also announced that […]