Cebu Pacific cancels more flights until May 10

Robie de Guzman   •   April 30, 2019   •   3297

MANILA, Philippines – Cebu Pacific has announced more domestic flight cancellations after it cancelled dozens of flights from April 28 to 30.

In a statement released late Monday, the budget airliner said it will be cancelling 58 round-trip flights from May 1 to 10, 2019 as part of their ongoing efforts to improve time performance and reduce disruption to their passengers.

The cancelled flights in May are listed below:

May 1 (Wednesday)

  • 5J551/5J552  Manila-Cebu-Manila
  • 5J623/5J624  Manila-Dumaguete-Manila
  • 5J983            Manila-Davao
  • 5J639/5J640  Manila-Puerto Princesa-Manila
  • 5J504/5J505  Manila-Tuguegarao-Manila

May 2 (Thursday)

  • 5J473/5J474  Manila-Bacolod-Manila
  • 5J569/5J570  Manila-Cebu-Manila
  • 5J983/5J984  Manila-Davao-Manila
  • 5J455/5J456  Manila-Iloilo-Manila
  • 5J891/5J892  Manila-Caticlan (Boracay)-Manila

May 3 (Friday)

  • DG6503/DG6504   Manila-Cebu-Manila
  • DG6241/DG6242   Manila-Caticlan (Boracay)-Manila
  • DG6663/DG6664   Cebu-Zamboanga-Cebu
  • DG6987-DG6988   Zamboanga-Tawi-Tawi-Zamboanga
  • 5J984                     Davao-Manila
  • 5J 791/5J792  Manila-Butuan-Manila
  • 5J 859/5J860  Manila-Zamboanga-Manila
  • 5J 901/5J902  Manila-Caticlan (Boracay)-Manila
  • 5J 631/5J632  Manila-Dumaguete-Manila
  • 5J 579/5J580  Manila-Cebu-Manila

May 4 (Saturday) 

  • DG6509/DG6510   Manila-Cebu-Manila
  • DG6462/DG6463   Cebu-Bacolod-Cebu
  • DG6515/DG6516   Cebu-Dumaguete-Cebu
  • DG6241/DG6242   Manila-Caticlan (Boracay)-Manila
  • 5J 791/5J792   Manila-Butuan-Manila
  • 5J 859/5J860   Manila-Zamboanga-Manila
  • 5J 621/5J622   Manila-Bohol (Tagbilaran)-Manila
  • 5J 327/5J328   Manila-Legazpi-Manila
  • 5j 861/5J862   Manila-Zamboanga-Manila

May 5 (Sunday)

  • 5J641/5J642    Manila-Puerto Princesa-Manila
  • 5J 859/5J860   Manila-Zamboanga-Manila
  • 5J 621/5J622   Manila-Bohol (Tagbilaran)-Manila
  • 5J 327/5J328   Manila-Legazpi-Manila
  • 5J389/5J390    Manila-Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)-Manila

May 6 (Monday)

  • 5J641/5J642   Manila-Puerto Princesa-Manila
  • 5J 859/5J860  Manila-Zamboanga-Manila
  • 5J 629/5J630  Manila-Dumaguete-Manila
  • 5J375/5J376   Manila-Roxas-Manila
  • 5J377/5J378   Manila-Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)-Manila

May 7 (Tuesday)

  • 5J 781/5J782  Manila-Ozamiz-Manila
  • 5J504/5J505   Manila-Tuguegarao-Manila
  • 5J389/5J390   Manila-Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)-Manila
  • 5J471/5J472   Manila-Bacolod-Manila
  • 5J461/5J462   Manila-Iloilo-Manila

May 8 (Wednesday) 

  • 5J641/5J642  Manila-Puerto Princesa-Manila
  • 5J463/5J464  Manila-Iloilo-Manila
  • 5J389/5J390  Manila-Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)-Manila
  • 5J395/5J396  Manila-Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)-Manila
  • 5J579/5J580  Manila-Cebu-Manila

May 9 (Thursday)

  • 5J991/5J992  Manila-General Santos-Manila
  • 5J635/5J636  Manila-Puerto Princesa-Manila
  • 5J 857/5J858 Manila-Zamboanga-Manila
  • 5J 327/5J328 Manila-Legazpi-Manila
  • 5J981/5J982  Manila-Davao-Manila

May 10 (Friday)

  • 5J991/5J992  Manila-General Santos-Manila
  • 5J 859/5J860 Manila-Zamboanga-Manila
  • 5J 629/5J630 Manila-Dumaguete-Manila
  • 5J389/5J390  Manila-Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)-Manila
  • 5J395/5J396  Manila-Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)-Manila

Affected travelers may rebook flights within 30 days from the original flight schedule, free of charge; get a full refund or place the full cost of the ticket in a travel fund.

Passengers may also re-route to and from alternate airports for travel within 30 days, subject to availability of seats.

Cebu Pacific also said passengers on cancelled flights will receive one round-trip travel voucher which can be used for future flights. 

The management of Cebu Pacific earlier apologized for the inconvenience caused by the cancellations, and assured it is extending “every possible help” to affected passengers.

The budget airliner earlier released a list of flight cancellations from April 28 to 30.

Cebu Pacific spokesperson Charo Logarta-Lagamon had said they are facing operational limitations, particularly in their Manila hub, due to different factors, including several damaged aircraft and heavy traffic that prevented flights from taking off and landing on time.

The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) said it is now investigating the flight cancellations.

READ: CAB looks into Cebu Pacific flight cancellations

The board said it is evaluating the circumstances and explanations given by the Cebu Pacific that led to the incident. – Robie de Guzman

Weekend traffic jams on SLEx as ‘good samaritans’ head to Taal-affected communities

Marje Pelayo   •   January 20, 2020

Traffic builds up on the South Luzon Express (SLEx) as good samaritans ferry relief goods to residents affected by the Taal Volcano eruption. (Photo: Maricel Vega)

MANILA, Philippines – A heavy traffic situation without altercation.

Vehicles of various types clogged the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) during the weekend as individuals and groups ferried relief goods to residents affected by the eruption of the Taal Volcano.

The weekend traffic reached up to 12 kilometers with volunteers patiently waiting for hours for their vehicles to move to various evacuation centers across Batangas province.

The situation prompted the SLEx management to activate zipper lanes towards Calamba Toll Plaza to ease the situation.

According to SLEx Skyway president, Manuel Bonoan, motorists took advantage of the free toll at Calamba Toll Plaza and caused traffic jams.

Bonoan noted that to avail of the privilege, motorists need to coordinate with their office first to be confirmed and to advise their intended destination or recipients.

Medyo nagkaroon yata ng confusion kahapon at gusto yata lahat na may marka ang mga sasakyan kahit ballpen lang na nakalagay sa bond paper (There seemed to have been a confusion yesterday. Motorists were insisting that their vehicles be marked. They were arguing that a note on a piece of paper would do),” Bonoan explained.

 “Wala naman kaming sinasabihan na mga toll plazas na ganun. Kawawa naman ang toll teller dahil siya ang magbabayad sa toll fee kapag hindi approve ang pagdaan ng sasakyan (We do not allow that at our toll plazas. The toll tellers would have to pay the toll of unapproved vehicles that pass),” he added.

Bonoan clarified that there is no end date for the free toll on SLEx Skyway and Star Toll Plaza for government-run vehicles and private groups heading to deliver goods to Batangas provided that their trips are properly coordinated with their office.

Meanwhile, #Slex trended on Saturday as netizens hailed the display of “bayanihan” spirit that the heavy traffic situation reflected.

Here are some of the tweets:

LIST: Cancelled flights on Dec. 26 due to temporary closure of Kalibo Airport

Marje Pelayo   •   December 26, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Several airlines have cancelled flights at Kalibo Airport after its temporary closure due to a scheduled repair works at the terminal building.

Airport authorities declared temporarily closure of the airport after the terminal building suffered structural damages in its roof and walls due to the impact of Typhoon Ursula.

Thus, Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and AirAsia have announced flight cancellations to and from Kalibo for Thursday (December 26):

Philippine Airlines

  • PR 399 Beijing – Kalibo
  • PR 2969 Manila – Kalibo
  • PR 2970 Kalibo – Manila
  • PR 238 Kalibo – Cebu
  • PR 2240 Cebu – Kalibo
  • PR 2241 Kalibo – Cebu

Cebu Pacific

  • 5J412 Cebu-Kalibo, Estimated Time of Departure (ETD) 11:55 pm
  • 5J413 Kalibo-Cebu, ETD 12:20 pm
  • 5J1811 Cebu-Kalibo, ETD 2:30 am
  • 5J419 Kalibo-Cebu, ETD 3:50 am


  • DG6315 Manila-Kalibo, ETD 5:05 am
  • DG6316 Kalibo-Manila, ETD 7:00am
  • DG6313 Manila-Kalibo, ETD 1:00 pm
  • DG6314 Kalibo-Manila, ETD 3:25 pm
  • DG6317 Manila-Kalibo, ETD 5:20 pm
  • DG6318 Kalibo-Manila, ETD 7:40 pm
  • 5J180 Kalibo-Incheon, ETD 1:45 am
  • 5J181 Incheon-Kalibo, ETD 6:55 am


  • Z2 036 Kalibo – Incheon
  • Z2 037 Incheon – Kalibo
  • Z2 028 Kalibo – Shanghai-Pudong
  • Z2 029 Shanghai-Pudong – Kalibo
  • Z2 038 Kalibo – Incheon
  • Z2 039 Incheon – Kalibo
  • Z2 058 Kalibo – Busan

Affected passengers are advised to check with their airlines regarding replacement flights or options to re-book or refund.

Kalibo Airport is expected to resume operation on Friday (December 27.)

Cancelled flights Dec. 25 due to Typhoon Ursula

Marje Pelayo   •   December 25, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has announced flight cancellations for Wednesday (December 25) due to the onset of Typhoon Ursula.

As of 6:00 AM today, the following flights were already cancelled:

NAIA Terminal 2

  • (2P) PAL Express
    • 2P 2139/2140 Manila-Iloilo-Manila
    • 2P 2129/2130 Manila-Bacolod-Manila
    • 2P 2921/2922 Manila-Legazpi-Manila

NAIA Terminal 3

  • (2P) PAL Express
    • 2P 2203/204 Manila-Roxas-Manila
    • 2P 2969/2970 Manila-Kalibo-Manila
    • 2P 2987/2988 Manila-Tacloban-Manila
  • (5J) Cebu Pacific
    • 5J 373/374 Manila-Roxas-Manila
    • 5J 891/892 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
    • 5J 899/900 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
    • 5J 895/896 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
    • 5J 901/902 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
    • 5J 905/906 Manila-Caticlan-Manila

NAIA Terminal 4

  • (DG) Cebgo
    • DG 6177/6178 Manila-Masbate-Manila
    • DG 6241/6242 Manila-Caticlan -Manila
    • DG 6007/6006 Manila-Marinduque-Manila
    • DG 6073/6074 Manila-Tugdan-Manila
  • (Z2) AirAsia
    • Z2 219/220 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
    • Z2 225/226 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
    • Z2 227/228 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
    • Z2 223/224 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
  • (M8) Skyjet
    • M8713/714 Manila-Busuanga-Manila

MIAA advised passengers to coordinate with their respective airline company for rebooking or refunding services.


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