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How many passengers have flown Qatar Airways’ new Atlanta-Doha flights?


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.

To read more about how popular the Atlanta-Doha flight has been, get the full story on MyAJC.com.

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Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi covers airlines and the airport.