PAL cancels 44 more int’l flights, several domestic flights

PAL cancels 44 more int’l flights, several domestic flights

MANILA – Flag carrier Philippine Airlines announced on Tuesday the cancellation of additional 44 international flights scheduled March 23-26 and March 31, due to the arrival restrictions at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) now capped at 1,500 international passengers daily.

PAL has announced cancellation of these flights scheduled for March 23: PR 507/508 Manila-Singapore-Manila; PR 412/411 Manila-Osaka Kansai-Manila; PR 890/891 Manila-Taipei-Manila; PR 300/301 Manila-Hong Kong-Manila; PR 428/427 Manila-Tokyo (Narita)-Manila. and Flights PR 102/103 Manila-Los Angeles-Manila.

The other canceled flights are:

March 24
PR507/508 Manila-Singapore-Manila
PR438/439 Manila-Nagoya-Manila
PR 300/301 Manila-Hong Kong-Manila
PR 730/731 Manila-Bangkok-Manila
PR 421/422 Manila- Tokyo (Haneda)-Manila
PR 591/592 Manila-Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)-Manila
PR 525/526 Manila-Kuala Lumpur-Manila
PR 658/659 Manila-Dubai-Manila

March 25
PR 468/469 Manila-Seoul (Incheon)-Manila
PR 890/891 Manila-Taipei-Manila
PR 427/428 Manila-Tokyo (Narita)-Manila
PR 102/103 Manila-Los Angeles-Manila
PR 658/659 Manila-Dubai-Manila

March 26
PR5686/5687 Manila-Dammam-Manila
PR428/427 Manila-Tokyo (Narita)-Manila
PR412/411 Manila-Osaka (Kansai)-Manila
PR507/508 Manila-Singapore-Manila
PR426/425 Manila-Fukuoka-Manila
PR 658/659 Manila-Dubai-Manila
PR 300/301 Manila-Hong Kong-Manila

March 31
PR 468/469 Manila-Seoul (Incheon)-Manila

PAL will continue to announce additional flight cancellations once the details are confirmed, it said in the advisory posted on its Facebook page.

Affected passengers may refund their tickets, or rebook their flights with no rebooking fee until December 31. They can also convert their tickets to a travel voucher (must be requested on/before June 30).

In a related development, PAL has also canceled several domestic flights from March 23 to April 4, since non-essential travel is banned into and out of the National Capital Region and the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal during this period.

The canceled flights are:

March 23-24
PR2039/2040 Manila- Caticlan – Manila
(Passengers to be accommodated on PR2041/2042 Manila – Caticlan – Manila March 23-24)

March 23 to April 4
PR1861 Manila – Cebu
(Passengers to be accommodated on available Manila – Cebu flights)

PR1836 Cebu – Manila
(Passengers to be accommodated on available Cebu – Manila flights)

“Since leisure travelers cannot take these flights, the actual number of passengers per flight decreased. As such, the remaining passengers (essential travelers) can be accommodated on several (other PAL) flights,” PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna told the Philippine News Agency.

Affected passengers may also avail of the options cited above. (PNA)

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