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Qatar Airways Suspends Cebu Services  
User currently offlinebehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4784 posts, RR: 43
Posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7750 times:

Dear All,

This is to inform you that Qatar Airways has revealed on the GDS system that it shal be suspending all flights to CEB-Cebu, Philippines effective 26MAR 2012. All flights have been zero'd out in the GDS system for the entire S12 season as seen below:

128APRCEBDOH‡QR«
1QR 657 C0 J0 D0 Z0 I0 Y0*CEBDOH 1825 2315 332 M 0 246 DCA /E
B0 L0 M0 Q0 K0 U0 H0 E0 *A

114APRDOHCEB‡QR«
14APR SAT DOH/Z‡3 CEB/‡5
1QR 656 C0 J0 D0 Z0 I0*DOHCEB 0150 1655 332 M 0 246 DCA /E
Y0 B0 L0 M0 Q0 K0 U0 H0 E0 *A

QR currently operates 3 times per week to CEB using a 2 class configured A330-200 which seats 259 pax.

It launched CEB many years ago with an AB6 operated via SIN with 5th freedom traffic rights.

So after LGW, RGN and EWR, this is the only 4th route that I can think of that QR has suspended since the turn of the century. Any more?

I would have kept CEB online and operated it via HKG if it could not be operated nonstop with an A332 due to aircraft shortage issues. As it is, QR's HKG route struggles to be filled with over 65% S/F so tagging it on to CEB would not be a big drain on the finances.

[Edited 2012-01-28 06:08:57]

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User currently offlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2975 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7620 times:

Add NAG to the list of terminated destinations.

Also do note that QR is increasing DOH - ALG from S12 from daily to 11 weekly.

[Edited 2012-01-28 06:43:21]


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User currently offlinesoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6963 times:

Still waiting DOH-Acc


Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3445 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6922 times:

What not enough domestic help flying to and fro?   


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User currently onlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1835 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6746 times:

Quoting behramjee (Thread starter):
As it is, QR's HKG route struggles to be filled with over 65% S/F so tagging it on to CEB would not be a big drain on the finances.

Didnt QR increase HKG to 11 weekly recently. And how come theyre having a low seat factor?



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User currently offlineordjoe From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 707 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6724 times:

Cebu is heavy tourist and VFR (most tourists seemed to be from China Korea and Japan anyway, cant see them going all the way to DOH to get to CEB). I can see them not wanting to do this route.

User currently offlinejetblue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 6361 times:

Such a shame. At least QR still has a huge presence in MNL (I think it's 10x weekly or is it double daily?) with a mix of 77L/77W/A333


It's a cultural thing.
User currently offlineMarcoPoloWorld From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 639 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5764 times:

Such a shame though. Friends I know in Europe used to take this route to go directly (well via Doha of course) to Cebu with exceptional convenience.

Cebu City is a great place - like a Bali with the urban amenities added. The SM there is the 11th largest mall in the world, and many of the major hotel chains, like Marriott, Radisson, and Shangri-La, can be found there. And it's an excellent base from which to explore the rest of Philippines via domestic flights or by boat. If I go to the Philippines, I often catch a Cathay Pacific flight there directly from HKG which works great.

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User currently offlineIndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 2979 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4908 times:

Pity to see them dropping CEB, but its hard to see how they lasted this long with the yields which would likely have been gained.

It looks like a good destination, but when theres areas like HKT, or even DPS to a lesser extent, which seem to dominate the European tourist's travel itinerary, it is often overlooked.


User currently offlineju068 From Vanuatu, joined Aug 2009, 2640 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4352 times:
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Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 4):
Didnt QR increase HKG to 11 weekly recently. And how come theyre having a low seat factor?

Maybe it dropped as a result of the increase?


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