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6 July 2015 07:25 am

QA adds six more flights per week to Manila

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Qatar Airways (QA) will be adding six extra flights per week between Doha and Manila from October 26 following an expanded Air Service Agreement signed between Qatar and the Philippines.

With the increase in weekly flights, QA will operate a full twice-daily service to Manila in addition to its daily flights between Clark International Airport (approximately 96km north of Manila) and Doha.

The additional weekly flights from Doha-Manila from October 26 include: Doha – Manila which departs 8.30am and arrives 10.15pm while the Manila – Doha flight departs 11.59pm and arrives 5.05am (the next day), all every Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday already has an existing twice-daily QA flight.

The Doha-based carrier, most recently crowned Airline of the Year at the 2015 annual Skytrax World Airline Awards, is currently flying eight flights per week to Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila.

“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 QA,” QA Group Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker said.

He noted that more passengers will now be able to experience QA’s award-winning hospitality and Qatar’s state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport (HIA) when transiting seamlessly onward to their final destination.

Al-Baker added that passengers travelling with QA beyond Doha can also look forward to flying on some of the world’s most advanced aircraft including the A350 XWB.

The Doha–Manila route is operated by Boeing 777 aircraft, featuring 24 Business Class seats and 356 seats in Economy Class.

Like its Manila flights, QA also continues to get positive response to its daily flights in Clark (Clark International Airport), launched in November 2013, it is learnt.

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. QA’s premium passengers can also enjoy its five-star food and beverage service which is served ‘dine on demand’.

QA’s Premium and Economy Class passengers travelling beyond Doha can also enjoy the airline’s state-of-the-art home base – the HIA.

Home to one of the world’s best and largest Business Class lounges, the Al Mourjan Business Lounge, HIA has more than 70 retail and 30 food and beverage outlets offering world-class duty free shopping and dining experiences for all.