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Qatar Airways relaunches flights to Cebu after eight years

26 Jul 2020 by Seher Asaf

Qatar Airways has re-launched its service to Cebu, Philippines after eight years.

“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,” reads a statement from the airline.

The carrier last operated flights to Cebu in March 2012. It began offering three weekly flights to the city on July 24.

“We are delighted to be launching a new direct service to Cebu, offering our passengers another gateway into the Philippines. Being the airline that has never stopped flying since Covid-19 hit, it has been Qatar Airways’ mission to take people home safely during the pandemic, and we have helped more than two million people get home to their loved ones since February,” said Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker.

The airline says by the end of July, its network will expand to over 450 weekly flights to more than 70 destinations with the addition of Cebu and its one weekly flight to Guangzhou starting July 26.

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 the second largest city in the Philippines and it is an important economic and trading hub along with being a popular tourist destination famous for its white sand beaches, turquoise 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,” reads a statement from the carrier.

The airline has extended its booking by allowing passengers unlimited date changes. The carrier says passengers can change their destination as often as they need if it is within 5,000 miles of the original destination. The airline will not charge any fare differences for travel completed before December 31, 2020, after which fare rules will apply. All tickets booked for travel up to December 31, 202 will be valid for two years from the date of issuance.

https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2020/07/26/qatar-airways-relaunches-flights-to-cebu-after-eight-years/

qatarairways.com

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to_dave007

Canadian friend of mine, and married 13A visa holder resident in Cebu, is scheduled to fly Doha to Cebu on August 9.  I assume he is on the Qatar airways flight.  I'll get report how it goes when he arrives.

For the last several months he's been stranded as captain of an oil tanker  going back and forth making the "oil rig to shore terminal" run off the east coast of Brazil.  Making money hand over fist as his contract extends and extends and extends..  as they waited for a replacement captain who was confirmed covid free to board the ship to take over.  One of the more interesting places to ride out the virus.

If Qatar airways offers Cebu and Toronto flights.. then it may be a good choice to get back to Toronto.

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SkyMan

Well, I have now officially been here a long time as I flew Qatar once back before they stopped servicing Cebu.  Nice airline but hanging out in the Doha lounge for 8 or 10 hours wasn't great.  Lounge was fine of course.

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SkyMan
7 hours ago, to_dave007 said:

If Qatar airways offers Cebu and Toronto flights.. then it may be a good choice to get back to Toronto.

Montreal seems to be their only direct to Canada but then you can probably find cheap trans from there.  Train/bus/ commuter flight?

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to_dave007
1 hour ago, SkyMan said:

Montreal seems to be their only direct to Canada but then you can probably find cheap trans from there.  Train/bus/ commuter flight?

ugh..  another $140 each way and at least 8 hours tacked on.. Not sure who is flying Toronto<>Montreal these days.  If it's Air Canada it's never cheap.

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2 hours ago, to_dave007 said:

ugh..  another $140 each way and at least 8 hours tacked on.. Not sure who is flying Toronto<>Montreal these days.  If it's Air Canada it's never cheap.

Are you looking to get to TO ?  My friend just cancelled 4 tickets Davao  Manila Toronto London  for August 18 and rebooked for Sept 4?    He doesnt seem to have any problems getting seats.    This time he is using PAL but he booked last month on Air Canada 

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8 minutes ago, Davaoeno said:

Are you looking to get to TO ?  My friend just cancelled 4 tickets Davao  Manila Toronto London  for August 18 and rebooked for Sept 4?    He doesnt seem to have any problems getting seats.    This time he is using PAL but he booked last month on Air Canada 

No..  not really looking got travel for a while..  But just keeping an eye on best routes to Toronto.

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