Qatar Airways boosts Manila route
JULY 6, 2015: Qatar Airways will be adding six extra flights per week between Doha and Manila starting from October 26, 2015, following an expanded Air Service Agreement signed between the State of Qatar and the Republic of Philippines. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said, The increase in flight frequencies on the Doha–Manila route serves to further strengthen commercial and trade links between our two countries and we are delighted to be able to provide our Philippines-based passengers with greater connectivity options when they choose to fly with Qatar Airways. Now, more passengers will be able to experience our award-winning hospitality and also our state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport when transiting seamlessly onward to their final destination. Passengers travelling with Qatar Airways beyond Doha can also look forward to flying on some of the world’s most advanced aircraft, including the A350 XWB.” With the increase in weekly flights, Qatar Airways will operate a full twice-daily service to Manila, in addition to its daily flights between Clark and Doha. The Doha – Manila route is operated by the Boeing 777 aircraft, featuring 24 Business Class seats and 356 seats in Economy Class. Passengers travelling in Business Class can look forward to relaxing in one of the most comfortable and high-tech, fully-flat beds with a 78-inch seat pitch. Qatar Airways’ premium passengers can also enjoy its five-star food and beverage service, which is served ‘dine on demand’. Qatar Airways Premium and Economy Class passengers travelling beyond Doha can also enjoy the airline’s state-of-the-art home base, Hamad International Airport (HIA). Home to one of the world’s best and largest Business Class lounges, the Al Mourjan Business Lounge, HIA also has more than 70 retail and 30 food and beverage outlets offering world-class duty free shopping and dining experiences for all.