Qatar Airways has become the first airline to fly a regular Boeing 787 Dreamliner service to and from Clark International Airport, the Philippines.
QR930 was greeted with a traditional water salute upon arrival at Clark International Airport and passengers onboard the inaugural flight were welcomed by Qatar Airways Philippines country manager Paolo Pausini and Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) president Alexander Cauguiran.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar al-Baker said, “We are delighted to be the first carrier to fly the state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Clark International Airport. The Boeing Dreamliner aircraft is one of the flagship aeroplanes in our fleet today and its introduction to Clark International Airport reaffirms our commitment to the Philippines market.
“The Dreamliner has received very positive feedback in the cities we fly the aircraft to, and we hope our Philippines passengers will enjoy this technologically advanced aircraft that will offer them unparalleled in-flight comfort.”
On his part, Cauguiran said: "The arrival of Qatar Airways’ award-winning Dreamliner aircraft is a welcome development for Clark International Airport as we strive to develop ourselves into the next premier international gateway of the Philippines. We look forward to forging a stronger partnership with Qatar Airways, which has been a strong supporter of CIAC for the past few years.”
The Qatar Airways Dreamliner has 254 custom-made seats across its Business and Economy Class cabins with specially designed interiors.
In the Business Class cabin, each of the 22 seats offers the passenger direct aisle access with its 1-2-1 configuration. Passengers can rest in comfort on the fully reclinable seats or use their flying time productively thanks to onboard connectivity service available on board, according to a press statement.
The Oryx One in-flight entertainment and communication system is also available in both Business and Economy Class cabins. Besides, on-board Wi-Fi makes it easy to stay connected across continents with friends, colleagues and clients.
When transiting through Hamad International Airport to more than 150 destinations on the Qatar Airways network, passengers can enjoy more than 70 retail outlets offering a wide selection of designer labels, high-street fashion, electronics and gourmet foods, besides other features and facilities. (Source)
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