Qatar Airways first to fly Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Clark International Airport
DOHA, QATAR – Qatar Airways has become the first airline to fly a regular Boeing 787 Dreamliner service to and from Clark International Airport, offering exceptional levels of comfort and performance to passengers departing on the Clark-Doha daily flight.
QR 930 was greeted with a traditional water salute upon arrival at Clark International Airport and passengers on-board the inaugural flight were warmly welcomed by Qatar Airways Philippines Country Manager Mr. Paolo Pausini and Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) President Mr. Alexander Cauguiran.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “We are delighted to be the first carrier to fly the state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Clark International Airport. The Boeing Dreamliner aircraft is one of the flagship aeroplanes in our fleet today and its introduction to Clark International Airport reaffirms our commitment to the Philippines market. The Dreamliner has received very positive feedback in the cities we fly the aircraft to, and we hope our Philippines passengers will enjoy this technologically advanced aircraft that will offer them unparalleled in-flight comfort.”
Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) President Mr. Alexander Cauguiran commented: “The arrival of Qatar Airways award-winning Dreamliner aircraft is a welcome development for Clark International Airport as we strive to develop ourselves into the next premier international gateway of the Philippines. We look forward to forging a stronger partnership with Qatar Airways who has been a strong supporter of CIAC for the past few years.”
Qatar Airways Dreamliner has 254 custom-made seats across its Business and Economy Class cabins with specially designed interiors.
In Qatar Airways’ award-winning Business Class cabin, each of the 22 seats offers the passenger direct aisle access with its 1-2-1 configuration. Passengers can rest in comfort on the fully reclinable seats or use their flying time productively thanks to onboard connectivity service available on-board.
The innovative Oryx One in-flight entertainment and communication system that features an intuitive touch screen control unit, giving passengers convenient access to up to 3,000 entertainment options is also available in both Business and Economy Class cabins. Best of all, on-board Wi-Fi makes it easy to stay connected across continents with friends, colleagues and clients.
Besides superior in-flight service and experience, Qatar Airways offers convenient flight schedules for Asia Pacific travellers to the Middle East, Africa and Europe, on one of the world’s youngest fleets.
When transiting through Hamad International Airport to more than 150 destinations in Qatar Airways network, passengers can enjoy more than 70 retail outlets offering an unprecedented selection of designer labels, high street fashion, electronics and gourmet foods, the airport also features an airside hotel, complete with swimming pool, squash courts and spa. Hamad International Airport is also home to one of the world’s largest and most luxurious Business Class lounges – the Al Mourjan Business Lounge.