Qatar Airways continues to show its resilience, launching another new destination during this crisis with Cebu, Philippines joining Brisbane, Australia and Toronto, Canada as new destinations to join the airline’s global network in the past few months. 

The airline’s mix of modern fuel-efficient aircraft has meant its network has never fallen below 30 destinations throughout the crisis and has enabled the airline to adapt its plans and continue adding new routes.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar Al Baker said they are delighted to be launching a new direct service to Cebu, offering passengers another gateway into the Philippines. Being the airline that has never stopped flying since COVID-19 hit, he said that it has been Qatar Airways’ mission to take people home safely during the pandemic. So far, the airline helped more than two million people get home to their loved ones since February.

The national carrier will also resume its first China flights, with a once weekly Guangzhou service. The resumption of Guangzhou passenger services is one of the significant steps taken by Qatar Airways to demonstrate confidence in the gradual recovery of the regional travel market and global connectivity. Since the COVID-19 crisis started, they have been at the forefront, combatting the effects of the global pandemic, by volunteering services to deliver worldwide medical supplies coordinated by Chinese Embassies and Consulates.

With over 40 onward available connections to Africa, Europe and the Middle East, passengers from Cebu and Guangzhou will be able to enjoy the Best Airline in the World and the World’s Best Business Class Seat while also having access to the largest and broadest network in the region via Hamad International Airport.

Qatar Airways continues to lead the recovery of international air travel. By the end of July, the airline’s network will expand to over 450 weekly flights to more than 70 destinations with the additions of Cebu and Guangzhou. The relaunching of flights to Cebu will see the airline’s network in the Philippines expand to 13 weekly flights:

  • Manila (nine weekly flights)
  • Clark (one weekly flight)
  • Cebu (three weekly flights)

Cebu is one of largest city in the Philippines and is an important economic and trading hub along with being a popular tourist destination famous for its beaches, waterfalls and world-renowned diving spots. Cebu joins Bali, the Maldives, Tunis and Zanzibar as some of the popular year-round holiday destinations, Qatar Airways has resumed services to in the past few weeks.

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