New international flights coming to Atlanta

Recently, two interesting new international flights for Atlanta have been announced. As you might expect, one involves Delta Air Lines. The other involves a SkyTeam partner that would generally be similarly unsurprising. What was unexpected was the destination and aircraft for that flight.

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Qatar launches service to Atlanta amid drama

Qatar Airways launched its Doha-Atlanta service with an A380 superjumbo. While the airliner was greeted with the usual inaugural flight festivities, there was drama surrounding the arrival. Delta Air Lines, which it has been feuding with Qatar, controls the only gate that can handle an A380 and was not able to make it available to Qatar. The solution? Unloading the world's largest airliner with airstairs. Welcome back to 1963.

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