Philippine Airlines, now celebrating its 75th year of operation, will open regular service between Manila and Doha from March 28.
The new route aims to serve the 200,000 Filipinos living and working in Qatar, according to a statement from the airline.
“Following our successful launch to Jeddah and Kuwait last January, PAL continues to grow its routes in the Middle East by opening a new route to Doha in Qatar. Our overseas Filipino workers in Qatar can now enjoy that distinct Filipino service that will bring them much closer to home,” PAL President Jaime J. Bautista said.
PAL will fly five times weekly (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) to Qatar’s capital city utilizing Airbus A330, the newest member of the airline’s fleet.
The airline said the whole cabin comes with free wi-fi for 30 minutes and 15 MB of video streaming using the passengers’ personal devices through the app myPAL player which can be downloaded through iTunes or Google store, the airline said.
Regular airfare starts at US$665 one-way and US$760 for return trips for Manila-Doha segment. Meanwhile, Doha-Manila route is pegged at QAR980 one way and QAR1,400 for round trip bookings.