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Success of British Airways, Turkish, Qatar, Westjet, Air Canada in ATL?

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:41 pm
by Boeing757100
The airlines I listed in the title are the only foreign airlines that don't partner with Delta in ATL. Aren't there other options

For BA, Delta and Virgin Atlantic already fly to London and other places in the UK from ATL

Also, Delta does fly to destinations in Canada from ATL, so why would BOTH Westjet and Air Canada fly to ATL?

As for Qatar?Turkish, yeah no one else flies to IST or DOH from ATL, but who would want to? There aren't many people in Atlanta interested in that either, right? And Qatar only came to ATL because of the raging war against the US3 and ME3 in the 2010s.

Are these airlines successful in ATL?

Re: Success of British Airways, Turkish, Qatar, Westjet, Air Canada in ATL?

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:30 am
by DTWLAX
Westjet is a DL partner. https://www.delta.com/us/en/skymiles/ho ... e-partners
Just because DL flies to destinations in Canada, should Air Canada and Westjet not fly to ATL and just concede the market to DL? By that logic, Air Canada should not be flying any destination in the US since AA, DL, UA, etc. all fly to various destinations in Canada. Don't they have to make money?

LH flies to ATL and does not partner with DL.

DL and VS are mostly catering to people flying to UK from ATL and other places in the south or southeast USA. There are very few connections at the LHR end since VS flies only to a handful of destinations east of LHR.
BA on the other hand picks up passengers in ATL who want to fly to LHR as well as connect through LHR to other destinations east of LHR.

Re: Success of British Airways, Turkish, Qatar, Westjet, Air Canada in ATL?

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:56 am
by Fuling
Boeing757100 wrote:
As for Qatar?Turkish, yeah no one else flies to IST or DOH from ATL, but who would want to? There aren't many people in Atlanta interested in that either, right? And Qatar only came to ATL because of the raging war against the US3 and ME3 in the 2010s.

Are these airlines successful in ATL?


There may not be many people from ATL wanting to go to these places, but what about further on from IST or DOH? The same for BA at LHR. These are big hubs in their regions. Not everyone will end their journey in these places, and will continue to other destinations in the region (or beyond). In addition to ATL outbound traffic, there is the inbound traffic too from all parts of the world to these hubs and then into ATL.

Re: Success of British Airways, Turkish, Qatar, Westjet, Air Canada in ATL?

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:11 am
by PatrickZ80
The question is based on poor research or assumptions, half of it is not true.

As has already been said, WestJet is a Delta partner. They provide feed into Canada for Delta.

Besides that, it's not uncommon for airlines to fly into their competitors hubs trying to snoop off some of the local demand. Don't forget Atlanta is not just a Delta hub, it's also a reasonably large city that deserves to be served. Those flights are mostly not about O/D traffic, they're about connections at those competitors hubs. They provide competition which keeps the market healthy, and they can reach into markets where Delta (and partners) can't reach. Atlanta is not the only airport where people can connect, it can be done in many more places.

Re: Success of British Airways, Turkish, Qatar, Westjet, Air Canada in ATL?

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:39 am
by upperdeckfan
Thread starter seem to believe Atlanta is the center of the universe.

Your assumptions means there is no inbound traffic into Atlanta. AC don't have a loyal customer base all across Canada, same thing for Star (LH/TK) and OW (BA/QR) across Europe and Asia.

Atlanta is not the center of the universe but there is significant non-Sky traffic into Atlanta.

Re: Success of British Airways, Turkish, Qatar, Westjet, Air Canada in ATL?

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:09 am
by IPFreely
By the OP's logic, DL should stop flying to Japan, Germany, and several other countries.

Re: Success of British Airways, Turkish, Qatar, Westjet, Air Canada in ATL?

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:54 am
by klm617
Boeing757100 wrote:
The airlines I listed in the title are the only foreign airlines that don't partner with Delta in ATL. Aren't there other options

For BA, Delta and Virgin Atlantic already fly to London and other places in the UK from ATL

Also, Delta does fly to destinations in Canada from ATL, so why would BOTH Westjet and Air Canada fly to ATL?

As for Qatar?Turkish, yeah no one else flies to IST or DOH from ATL, but who would want to? There aren't many people in Atlanta interested in that either, right? And Qatar only came to ATL because of the raging war against the US3 and ME3 in the 2010s.

Are these airlines successful in ATL?



You forgot about Lufthansa.