Cancelled flights sa Jan. 15-19, umabot na sa mahigit 400

admin   •   January 14, 2015   •   2241

FILE PHOTO: Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 (RYAN MENDOZA / Photoville International)

MANILA, Philippines – Mahigit apat na raang domestic at international flights ang kanselado simula sa Huwebes, Enero 15 hanggang 19 dahil sa Papal visit.

Sa kabila nito, siniguro naman ng Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) na maaaring makapag-rebook at makapag-refund ang mga apektadong pasahero at hindi na rin nila kailangang magbayad ng multa o charges.

Subalit nilinaw ng CAB na mayroong mga exemption sa naturang pribelihiyo ng mga maaapektuhang pasahero.

Paliwanag ni Atty. Wyrlou Samodio, head ng Civil Aeronautics Board legal division, “Don’t expect mga pasahero na mabibigyan sila ng hotel accommodation kasi beyond the airlines control yung mangyayari, kaya hindi sila entitled sa mga ganitong klase ng amenities.”

Inatasan na rin ng aviation authority ang mga airline company na kaagad na ipabatid sa kanilang mga customer ang mga araw at oras ng kanselasyon.

Sa tala ng CAB, mayroong mahigit dalawang daang mga flight ang kanselado sa Huwebes, Jan. 15, at mahigit dalawang daan din sa Lunes, Jan. 19.

Mayroon ring mga flight na makakansela sa pagitan ng 15-19 subalit hindi na ito masyadong marami.

Ayon sa Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), mayroong mahigit sampung libong mga pasahero ang maaapektuhan ng kanselasyon ng mga flight.

“Siguro maganda na rin kung may flight kayo tumawag ka na rin sa airline mo sa travel agency mo para alamin kung yung flight mo makakasama sa makakansela at keep yourself updated thru the radio or TV magkakaroon ng announcements ang mga airline na ito,” pahayag pa ni Samodio.

Samantala, pinapayuhan naman ang mga pasaherong hindi maaapektuhan ng kanselasyon na alamin ang mga isasarang daan simula sa araw ng Huwebes.

Sarado simula Enero 15 ang Villamor Airbase (Gate 5), Andrews Avenue, Domestic Road, NAIA, Roxas Boulevard, Quirino Avenue at Taft Avenue.

Kabilang rin sa mga ipasasara ang Sales Bridge, SLEX Skyway-Magallanes, Osmeña Hiway at Quirino Avenue.

Payo naman ng MMDA sa mga motorista, kung wala rin lamang gagawin sa mga naturang araw ay manatili na lamang sa mga bahay upang makaiwas sa abala. (Mon Jocson / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

CAB halts domestic flights in first week of GCQ

Marje Pelayo   •   June 1, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) has suspended the operation of all domestic flights previously scheduled for the first week of June.

The agency made it clear in a memorandum that it has not approved any domestic air flights set for the first week of the relaxed restrictions under the general community quarantine 

The Civil Aeronautics Board ordered all airline companies to cancel all of their scheduled flights for this week and temporarily stop selling plane tickets. 

Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque announced that flight schedules are being reviewed.

He also assured that the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines will issue guidelines on the matter soon. 

“Theoretically po, ang lahat ng flights ng GCQ to GCQ ay papayagan na, [Theoretically, GCQ to GCQ flights are already allowed],” Roque said.

“Pero aantayin po natin ang CAAP na sila po ang mag-provide ng guidelines at kinakailangan din ng panahon ng ating mga airline companies para maghanda po sa resumption ng kanilang operations, [However, we need to wait for CAAP to provide the guidelines and airline companies also need time to prepare for the resumption of their operations],” he added.

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has yet to identify which terminals will reopen. 

Meanwhile, several airline companies have already submitted their respective flight schedules to MIAA and CAAP for review. 

The Philippine Airlines (PAL) has previously announced the resumption of operations for both international and local flights though the company also advised its clients of possible changes depending on the situation relative to the existing quarantine restrictions. 

Cebu Pacific was supposed to resume domestic flights on June 2 and Air Asia on June 3.

International flights are now operating at NAIA Terminal 1 limited to only 400 passengers daily capacity based on the IATF order.

Meanwhile, Terminal 2 only caters to repatriation, sweeper flights and commercial flights by PAL. 

Terminal 3, on the other hand, will serve as a flight station for Cebu Pacific and Air Asia. 

Terminal 4, still remains closed. MNP (with reports from Joan Nano)

CAB to impose 14-day quarantine on Pinoys, Permanent Resident Visa holders coming from China

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 3, 2020

The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) will impose a 14-day quarantine on Filipinos and permanent resident visa holders coming from China and its Special Administrative Regions – Macao and Hong Kong.

This is in compliance with President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to all airlines operating to and from the Philippines.

1. Temporary banning entry into the Philippines of any person regardless of nationality, except Filipino citizens and holders of Permanent Resident Visas issued by the Philippine Government directly coming from China or its Special Administrative Regions;

2. Temporary banning entry into the Philippines of any person regardless of nationality, except Filipino citizens and holders of Permanent Resident Visas issued by the Philippine Government, who within 14 days immediately preceding arrival in the Philippines, has been to China or its Special Administrative Regions;

3. Temporary ban on Filipinos from travel to China or its Special Administrative Regions.

CAB suspends flights to and from Wuhan, China amid coronavirus outbreak

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 23, 2020

The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) on Thursday (January 23) ordered the suspension of flights to and from Wuhan, China amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.

“The suspension of flights from Wuhan to the Philippines would be the first step. We will continue to monitor the situation [and] coordination with the Department of Health,” CAB Executive Director Carmelo Arcilla told reporters.

Arcilla said other parts of China will also be under strict monitoring.

The CAB also asked airlines to implement standards and other practices on dealing with outbreaks.

“When you look at the seriousness of the outbreak, Wuhan should be the focus of attention,” Arcilla said. “We ask airlines to monitor with vigilance. The flight attendants are required to be vigilant in terms of detecting passengers that have symptoms of flu or virus or fever.”

The Pan Pacific Airlines and Royal Air Philippines have direct flights from Wuhan City to Kalibo, Aklan.

The World Health Organization (WHO) Phlippines reiterated there are no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the country.—AAC

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