After a hiatus due to the pandemic, the Qatar Airways on Saturday (April 1,2023) has resumed flights to Davao International Airport (DIA) from Doha operating initially once a week every Saturday via Doha-Ceb-Dvo-Doha.
Eric Apolonio, spokesman of Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), said Flight QR 936(Doha-Cebu-Davao-Doha)arrived at Davao at 7:10 pm with 29 passengers via Cebu and departed 8:40 pm with 33 passengers. The airline last served the city in 2020 prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, the proposed expansion project for DIA’s terminal building amounting to P699,549,324.15 is targeted to begin by June this year and is set to be completed by June 2025.
Apolonio said that the DIA is now one of the nation’s busiest airports, catering to 251 domestic and 11 international flights weekly.
With the influx of travelers transiting in the airport, the completion of these development projects are expected to allow the country’s aviation gateway to serve and accommodate more passengers at a given time, he added.