Qatar Airways Names Davao, 6 Other New Destinations


Qatar Airways has added seven new destinations within its global network, its top executive announced at the world’s largest international travel and tourism trade show, as reported by Gulf Times.

The airline’s Group chief executive HE Akbar al-Baker said the new destinations to be launched within 2019 are Lisbon, Portugal; Malta; Rabat, Morocco; Langkawi, Malaysia; Davao, the Philippines; Izmir, Turkey; and Mogadishu, Somalia. He made the announcement at the opening day of ITB Berlin.

“We are tremendously excited to be adding seven new destinations to our rapidly expanding global route network later this year, and to be able to connect our passengers to anywhere in the world they wish to go,” he said.

The airline also revealed its new Economy Class experience yesterday at ITB Berlin. The unveiling ceremony was attended by Qatar’s ambassador to Germany Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman al-Thani and mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller.

Also present at the reveal were FC Bayern München stars Corentin Tolisso, French international and World Cup winner in 2018; and Lothar Matthäus, former German international who captained his nation to victory in the 1990 World Cup.

Last year, Qatar Airways signed a five-year partnership agreement with leading German football team FC Bayern München, making the airline the official airline partner of the club until June 2023.

ITB Berlin 2019 will showcase a range of travel exhibitors from more than 180 countries and five continents, providing more than 160,000 visitors with the latest information on new products, services and facilities in the tourism industry. Qatar Airways has welcomed all guests to ITB to visit its exhibition pavilion in Hall 2.2, stand 207 and 208 until March 10.

Before Davao, Qatar Airways flies to Clark and Cebu-Mactan in the Philippines.