Cebu Pac issues cancellation of flights to Cebu

Maris Federez   •   March 15, 2020   •   1078

MANILA, Philippines — The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) announced on Sunday (March 15) the cancellation advisory that Cebu Pacific Air has issued covering selected domestic flights from March 15 to April 13, 2020.

On its Facebook post, the MIAA said the cancellation is in line with the directives from the Provincial Government of Cebu prohibiting the entry of passengers into the province via air from Clark, Legazpi, Dumaguete, and Cagayan de Oro.

The cancellation covers the following flights:

  • 5J 607      Clark-Cebu
  • 5J 157      Clark-Cebu
  • 5J 609      Clark-Cebu
  • 5J 204      Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)-Cebu
  • DG 6516  Dumaguete-Cebu

The advisory also said that passengers on canceled flights may choose from any of the following options:

  • Rebook the flight, with change fees and fare difference waived. 
  • Store the full value of the ticket in a Travel Fund. This is valid for 180 days and can be used to book any Cebu Pacific flight within the next 12 months
  • Get a full refund. The refund will be according to the mode of payment. If paid in cash, the refund must be claimed at designated Cebu Pacific ticket offices. If payment was made through debit or credit card, please allow two (2) billing cycles for the refund to be credited into the account. — /mbmf

PAL cancels flight to Tokyo amid MCIA ban on int’l arrivals

Robie de Guzman   •   May 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Flag-carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced the cancellation of its flight to Tokyo after the Cebu government ordered the closure of Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to arriving international flights of all airlines for two days, May 14 and 15, 2021.

In an advisory, PAL said it has canceled the following flight that was originally scheduled to land in Cebu during this period:

  • PR 433 – Tokyo (Narita) – Cebu on May 14

“We sincerely regret that we have no choice but to cancel this flight, despite our passengers having already pre-booked and confirmed their hotel rooms for the mandatory quarantine stays in Cebu,” PAL said.

“We will reach out to notify affected passengers directly by email or based on other contact information provided,” it added.

The airline company also assured it would continue to coordinate closely with government authorities to help passengers, including cooperation in resolving quarantine and testing issues as necessary.

PAL advised affected passengers of these cancelled flights to do the following steps:

  • Convert your ticket to a Travel Voucher;
  • Avail of unlimited rebooking (no rebooking fee) until December 31, 2021. If you will be completing your travel in the same booking class by June 30, 2021 (or ticket validity, whichever comes first), there will be no fare difference charge;
  • Refund your ticket without penalties.

Passengers may request any if these options via myPAL Request Hub.

“Again, our sincere apologies for the inconvenience. Thank you,” PAL said.

Philippines receives additional 1.5 million doses of Sinovac vaccine from China

Marje Pelayo   •   May 7, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Onboard Cebu Pacific chartered flight 5J671, additional 1.5 million doses of Sinovac vaccine from China arrived at Terminal 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) at exactly 7:58 AM on Friday (May 7).

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. joined in the welcoming of the vaccines.

So far, the shipment is the highest volume of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine delivered and the seventh batch from China to arrive in the country.

The vaccines were immediately loaded on refrigerated trucks for transportation to a third-party storage facility of the Department of Health (DOH) in Marikina City.

MIAA records P13.9 billion remittance from 2016 to 2019

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 30, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has reached a remittance of P13.9 billion in dividends to the National Government from 2016 to 2019.

Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade lauds the MIAA for its achievement which surpassed its total remittances in the last 20 years.

“MIAA’s performance in four years show consistent good fiscal management. My congratulations to the men and women of the MIAA, with the leadership of GM Ed Monreal, for your sterling numbers. The Filipino people stand to benefit from your good work,” he said.

MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal reiterated the agency’s commitment to further enhance the financial management as well as improve the infrastructure and operations of NAIA.

“Ultimately, our fiscal performance should resonate in our efforts in making each airport passenger satisfied beyond expectations,” he said. AAC

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