Qatar resumes flights to Cebu



Qatar Airways has launched three flights a week between Cebu, Philippines, and the carrier’s hub in Doha.


The airline last flew to Cebu in March 2012 and the relaunch of this route will see the its network in the Philippines expand to 13 weekly flights. Qatar already operates nine flights a week to Manila and one to Clark.


The airline is also back flying to China with a once a week service to Guangzhou.


The Cebu and Guangzhou routes were launched at the end of July. Qatar has continued to fly throughout the pandemic with its network never falling below 30 destinations.


“We are delighted to be launching a new direct service to Cebu, offering our passengers another gateway into the Philippines,” said Qatar Airways group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker. “It has been Qatar Airways’ mission to take people home safely during the pandemic and we have helped more than two million people get home to their loved ones since February.”


By the end of this month, Qatar’s network will have expanded to more than 450 weekly flights to 70 plus destinations.


Cebu is the second largest city in the Philippines and is a popular tourist area, well-known for its white-sand beaches and diving spots. It joins Bali, Maldives, Tunis and Zanzibar as some of the world’s most popular holiday destinations with which Qatar has resumed services in the last few weeks.


In terms of onboard safety, all cabin crew must wear personal protective equipment and passengers are supplied with a complimentary protective kit containing disposable face shields.


The airline has extended its booking policies to allow unlimited date changes and passengers can also change their destination as often as they need if it is within 5,000 miles of their original destination. Qatar will not charge any fare differences for travel completed before December 31, 2020, after which fare rules will apply. All tickets booked for travel up to December 31, 2020, will be valid for two years from the date of issue.


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