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QR flies to Singapore & Cebu

Qatar Airways has added two new destinations to its roster, with the launch of services to Singapore and Cebu in the Philippines. The carrier’s network now comprises of 48 destinations.

Qatar Airways has added two new destinations to its roster, with the launch of services to Singapore and Cebu in the Philippines. The carrier’s network now comprises of 48 destinations.

The Cebu service will look to cash in on the large number of Filipinos working in the Gulf region. “For the large expatriate Filipino community that lives in the Gulf, we can now offer a direct flight home to the southern Philippines,” says Mohamed Saleh Fakhri, Qatar Airways’ general manager, commercial.

“We will also bring the world to Cebu with this new service. We’re expecting this service to be a boon for the local travel industry as Europeans who travel to the beaches and resorts that have made Cebu so well known throughout the world,” he added.

The Singapore service, meanwhile, continues the carrier’s policy of expansion in Asia as it looks to serve 60 destinations before the end of 2005. “Singapore represents Qatar Airways’ continuing commitment to introduce its high quality service into the very heart of the Far East,” says Fakhri.

“As we continue to build an international route network of 60 destinations during the next two years, Qatar Airways will offer the people of the Far East a greater choice of destination, the latest in-flight services, new aircraft and Qatar Airways’ world class premium service,” he adds.

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