Flag carrier Philippine Airlines announced yesterday the cancellation of 45 flights between Manila and several international destinations scheduled from March 19-23.
This is just an initial list, as PAL said more flight cancellations will be announced once the details are confirmed.
Earlier, the Civil Aeronautics Board issued a directive to limit the number of inbound international passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to 1,500 daily from March 18 to April 18.
PAL’s canceled flights for March 19 in compliance with the arrival capacity restrictions are: PR 117 Vancouver-Manila; PR 507/508 Manila-Singapore-Manila; PR 100/101 Manila-Honolulu-Manila; PR 102/103 Manila-Los Angeles-Manila; PR 126 Manila-New York; PR 300/301 Manila-Hong Kong-Manila; PR 427/428 Manila-Tokyo (Narita)-Manila; PR 425/426 Manila-Fukuoka-Manila; PR 411/412 Manila-Osaka (Kansai)-Manila;
For March 20, PAL’s canceled international flights are: PR 127 New York-Manila; PR 5682/5683 Manila-Dammam-Manila; PR 104/105 Manila-San ; Francisco-Manila.
March 21 — PR 102/103 Manila- Los Angeles – Manila; PR 427/428; Manila-Tokyo (Narita)-Manila; PR 535 Manila-Jakarta; PR 110 Manila-Guam;
March 22 — PR 536 Jakarta-Manila; PR 111 Guam-Manila; PR 421/422 Manila-Tokyo (Haneda)-Manila; PR 437/438 Manila-Nagoya-Manila; PR 5682/5683 Manila – Dammam – Manila;
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.
In an advisory posted on its Facebook page, PAL said the affected passengers may avail of unlimited rebooking until Dec. 31, with no rebooking fee.
They could also convert their tickets to a travel voucher (must be requested on or before June 30). Travelers may also opt for a refund.
The limit on the number of inbound international passengers at NAIA also prompted Cebu Pacific to cancel its Japan flights from March 18 to April 18.*PNA