Qatar Airways starts Cebu, its fourth destination in the Philippines
Doha to Cebu
Qatar Airways launched Doha – Cebu on 24 July, becoming the carrier’s fourth destination in the Philippines.
Served three-weekly, Cebu is operated by 412-seat B777-300ERs. However, the airline’s website shows they’ll be replaced with B787-8s from December.
Technically, Doha – Cebu is a relaunch, given Qatar Airways served it until 2012. Then, as now, it operated thrice-weekly, but by A330-200s and -300s.
Its restarted Cebu service departs Doha at 0145 and returns the same day at 2300. anna.aero analysis of Qatar Airways’ Doha hub shows – not surprisingly – that the route is scheduled in its top wave, maximising connectivity.
The airline’s Philippine seats reached 955,000 last year, almost double its volume in 2014. This was from big growth to Manila and Clark, with 18 and seven weekly flights respectively in normal times, and launching Davao in 2019.