CLARK FREEPORT -- Cebu Pacific Air has launched twice weekly non-stop flights between Manila, Philippines and Doha, Qatar making it the first Philippine carrier to land in Doha.

CEB is the only Philippine carrier flying between these two cities. Lowest year-round fares between Manila and Doha start at P9,488, which is approximately 60 percent lower than other airlines.

“We look forward to offering Cebu Pacific’s trademark low fares to travelers in Doha, especially since we are the only low-cost carrier operating this route. With our expanding network, Qatar becomes more accessible from the Philippines, and the Filipino community can reunite with their families more often,” said CEB General Manager for Long-Haul Division Alex Reyes.

The non-stop service departs Manila every Monday and Thursday at 9:35pm, arriving in Doha at 2:45am the next day. The return flight departs Doha every Tuesday and Friday at 4:15am, arriving in Manila at 6:35pm.

This new route utilizes CEB’s brand-new Airbus A330-300 aircraft, with a configuration of 436 all-economy class seats. Hot meals, seats with extra legroom and Wi-Fi onboard, among others, are options that can be added to the fare.

CEB also offers fast and convenient same-terminal connecting flights for guests taking advantage of CEB’s extensive Philippine network.

Qatar has the third-largest Filipino community in the Middle East. CEB already serves the other two key markets for Global Filipinos: United Arab Emirates via direct flights to Dubai, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia via Riyadh. CEB is also the only airline flying direct between Manila and Kuwait.