Qatar Airways to resume Davao flights in April 2023


Qatar Airways has recently announced that it will resume flights to Davao from Doha, with the service starting on April 1, 2023. The airline last served the city in 2020 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Davao will be the airline’s fourth destination in the Philippines, after Manila, Clark, and Cebu.

The resumption of flights to Davao was revealed at the ITB Berlin 2023, the world’s largest international travel and tourism trade show.

Qatar Airways also unveiled plans to add seven new destinations to its global route network this year, including Chittagong, Juba, Kinshasa, Lyon, Medan, Toulouse, and Trabzon.

Additionally, the airline will resume flights to 11 international destinations, namely Beijing, Birmingham, Buenos Aires, Casablanca, Davao, Marrakesh, Nice, Osaka, Phnom Penh, Ras Al-Khaimah, and Tokyo Haneda.

“Qatar Airways is dedicated to enrich the global community which it serves. As the World’s Best Airline, we are excited to offer more ways of bringing the world together, increasing connectivity and bridging gaps within the travel industry. As we expand our fleet, network, partnerships and international presence we look forward to working together to deliver sustainable growth and a compelling future for the industry,” said Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive.

“We continue to look forward to our bright future here in Qatar, with multiple projects lined up for 2023 and beyond, such as the Formula 1 partnership and much more. Qatar will continue to be a global hub of connectivity and an ideal destination for tourism, long after the great success of the historic FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.”

The triangular Doha-Cebu-Davao flight will be operated by a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner and will fly every Saturday.

Flight QR-936 will depart from Doha at 3:05 AM local time and arrive in Cebu at 5:55 PM local time. After a 90-minute stopover in Cebu, it will depart at 7:25 PM local time and land in Davao at 8:30 PM local time. The final leg of the flight will depart from Davao at 10:30 PM local time and arrive in Doha at 3:55 AM local time.

It’s worth noting that Qatar Airways launched weekly flights to Davao on June 18, 2019, but operated via Clark back then. The airline’s decision to resume direct flights to Davao indicates its confidence in the city’s economic potential and its commitment to providing more travel options for passengers.

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