Posted on: 16 March 2015 by Ross McSweeny
From 4 June, Cebu Pacific Air will offer twice weekly flights between Manila and Doha, Qatar, becoming the only Philippine carrier to fly between the two cities.
The route could serve over 260,000 Filipinos in Qatar, based on Philippine Overseas Employment Administration 2009 stock estimates.
“We are excited to offer Cebu Pacific's trademark low fares to travellers in Doha, especially since we are the only low-cost carrier operating this route. With our expanding network, Qatar becomes more accessible from the Philippines, and the Filipino community can reunite with their families more often,” explained Alex Reyes, general manager of Cebu Pacific’s long-haul division.
The non-stop service will depart Manila every Monday and Thursday at 21:35, arriving in Doha at 02:45 the next day. The return flight departs Doha every Tuesday and Friday, at 04:15, arriving in Manila at 18:35.
The route will be flown on Cebu Pacific’s new Airbus A330-300 aircraft, with a configuration of 436 all-economy class seats. The carrier also offers same-terminal connecting flights for passengers travelling onwards through its Philippines network.