With plenty of flights from Atlanta to Chennai with Qatar Airways heading for the Bay of Bengal these days, luxury air travel has never been so readily available. Sit back in some of the most comfortable airline seats, and let our cabin crew cater for all your needs as you fly to exotic India. Dine on the very best in cuisine created exclusively for Qatar Airways by award-winning chefs, and select from a choice of top-quality in-flight services designed exclusively with your comfort in mind.
Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu state, overlooks the fabulous Bay of Bengal and is dominated by the massive Fort St. George. This imposing edifice was constructed in 1644 and is now a showcase museum for the city’s history, highlighting in particular its role as a trading outpost of the East India Company. There was at one time a sizeable British Garrison in Chennai, during the Raj period, but the troops have since been replaced by tourists who enjoy the city’s designer shopping malls and gourmet restaurants.
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport is officially the world’s busiest airport, welcoming more than 100million passengers annually. The airport is currently planning to expand even more to meet increasing demand. Customers flying from Atlanta with Qatar Airways will find this to be one of the most efficient and welcoming departure points, despite its huge size. The staff provide customers with a warm American welcome, and every effort is made to make sure the start of your journey is as pleasant and as hassle-free as possible.
Transportation and parking
The sheer size of the airport is almost overwhelming, but direct transport to the main passenger terminal is provided by the MARTA metro service, which has a station inside the main building between the north and south terminals. Door-to-door shuttles are provided by most hotels, and buses also run from the centre of Atlanta a few miles away, as well as from other U.S. cities. Taxis are plentiful, and the journey time from downtown Atlanta to the airport is between 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Covered short-term parking is located next to the terminals, with economy and long-stay parking also conveniently close by, served by frequent and free shuttles.
At the airport
Customers flying from Atlanta with Qatar Airways depart from concourse E or F, depending on the flight. First class and Business class lounges are available. Be aware that as with all U.S. airports, security is exceptionally tight. Allow approximately two hours before your flight is due to depart to check-in and clear customs and security checks.
Facilities and amenities
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport is exceptionally well served with ample facilities, including an entire area dedicated to business travellers providing meeting rooms and conference centres, as well as full business facilities. Wi-Fi is free and accessible throughout the airport, and luggage storage is also available. There is an excellent selection of retail outlets including Duty Free in all departure areas, and both light snacks and full meals are available from a range of food vendors, including a steakhouse and a seafood restaurant.
Barely 400 years old, the cultural melting pot of Chennai, in southern India, is nevertheless a fascinating and vibrant city that’s full of surprises. Fly to Chennai with Qatar Airways and discover this rich cultural diversity for yourself.
Chennai may not have as many ancient temples and monuments as some of the older Indian cities, but it still manages to surprise and delight visitors nonetheless. A patchwork of districts come together to create a uniquely quirky city that offers visitors an incredibly warm and friendly welcome.
Every culture that has had a say in the development of Chennai has left behind a legacy of monuments, architecture and cultural nuances that make this destination so interesting.
However, despite its relatively recent establishment as a city, Chennai has a few little gems of older architecture, such as Kapaleeswarar Temple, which is said to date as far as the 8th century.
European influences (and in particular the English Raj) have also left their architectural mark with a clutch of churches and buildings that are typically Victorian in design.
The main thing that draws visitors to Chennai, though, are its beaches. Marina Beach, is 12-kilometres long and lined with flower beds and colonial buildings, while Covelong – once a small fishing village – is now a luxury resort.
The Wallajah Mosque, located on Wallajah Road in Triplicane, is a historically important building constructed by the Wallajah family in 1795.
Flights to Chennai with Qatar Airways land at Chennai International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure.
Before you fly to Chennai please check the visa and passport requirements.
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