More flights to Philippines from next month
Frequency of flights between the Philippines and Qatar will rise substantially from October this year, giving a reason to cheer to Filipino expatriates.
As per the recent agreement between Qatar and the Philippines, flight frequencies will increase from eight per week to 14 from October. In aviation sector, one frequency means one round trip from a destination.
“According to the new agreement, carriers from Qatar and the Philippines will be able to do up to 14 frequencies in a week on Manila-Doha route,” Alex Reyes, Cebu Pacific (CEB) General Manager, Long Haul Division told The Peninsula.
Cebu Pacific is the country’s biggest budget carrier and is operating twice weekly flights between Manila and Doha. Currently CEB is operating carriers having 436 seats which are all economy class.
The new agreement has enabled allotment of six new frequencies to the airlines in the Philippines. Similarly six new frequencies has been allotted to Qatar Airways. Out of total existing eight frequencies in the Philippines, six are with Philippine Airlines while two frequencies are with CEB- a low cost carrier. Details