Flag carrier Philippine Airlines announced yesterday the cancellation of additional 44 international flights scheduled March 23-26 and March 31.
The cancellation was due to the arrival restrictions at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport now capped at 1,500 international passengers daily, a statement from the airline company said.
Cancelled flights scheduled yesterday were: 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.
Also cancelled are flights scheduled for 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.
Cancelled flights scheduled for March 25 are: 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.
Also cancelled is PR 468/469 Manila-Seoul (Incheon)-Manila scheduled in March 31.
PAL will continue to announce additional flight cancellations once the details are confirmed, it said in the advisory posted on social media.
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 with the Passengers to be accommodated on PR2041/2042 Manila – Caticlan – Manila on the same dates.
March 23 to April 4 flight PR1861 Manila – Cebu and PR1836 Cebu-Manila are also cancelled with the passengers to be accommodated on available Manila – Cebu and Cebu-Manila flights.*