LIST: Cancelled flights at NAIA on Jan. 14 due to Taal ash fall

Marje Pelayo   •   January 14, 2020   •   375

MANILA, Philippines – The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) announced flight cancellations at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) due to the volcanic ash from the continuous eruptions of Taal Volcano.


Philippine Airlines (PR)

  • PR115 San Francisco – Manila
  • PR117 Vancouver – Manila
  • PR103 Los Angeles – Manila
  • PR105 San Francisco – Manila
  • PR219 Auckland – Manila
  • PR127 JFK – MNL

Malaysia Airlines (MH)

  • MH805 Manila – Kuala Lumpur

Oman Air (WY)

  • WY844 Manila – Muscat


PAL Express (2P) – Domestic

  • 2P2921/22 Manila – Legazpi – Manila
  • 2P2813/814 Manila – Davao – Manila
  • 2P2859/860 Manila – Cebu – Manila



Air Asia (AK)

  • AK584/85 Kuala Lumpur – Manila – Kuala Lumpur

Air Asia (Z2)

  • Z2288 Dps – Mnl
  • Z2232 Dmk – Mnl
  • Z2129 Taipei – Manila
  • Z2808/09 Szx – Mnl – Szx
  • Z2139 Guangzhou – Manila

Cebu Pacific (5J)

  • 5J804 Singapore – Manila


Cebu Pacific (5J)

  • 5J378 Cagayan – Manila
  • 5J386 Cagayan – Manila
  • 5J563/564 Manila – Cebu -Manila
  • 5J383/384 Manila – Cagayan – Manila
  • 5J649/650 Manila – Tacloban – Manila


Air Asia (Z2)

  • Z2316 Iloilo – Manila
  • Z2757/58 Manila – Cebu – Manila
  • Z2762 Cebu – Manila
  • Z2625/626 Manila – Davao – Manila
  • Z2616 Davao – Manila
  • Z2774 Cebu – Manila
  • Z2622 Davao – Manila
  • Z28788/8789 Manila- Cebu-Manila
  • Z2755 Manila – Cebu
  • Z2318 Iloilo – Manila
  • Z2322/323 Manila – Tacloban – Manila
  • Z2689/690 Manila-Cagayan-Manila
  • Z2306/307 Manila-Iloilo-Manila

For information on flights, passengers are advised to contact the following numbers:

• Terminal 1 (88771-109 local 2181)

• Terminal 2 (88771-109 local 2182)

• Terminal 3 (88777-888 local 2183)

• Terminal 4 (88771-109 local 2184)

• MIAA SMS Hotline 0917-8396242 and 0918-9186242

• MIAA Hotline 88771-111 Source: MIAA

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.)

LIST: Cancelled flights due to bad weather

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 17, 2019

Several domestic flights were cancelled on Wednesday (July 17) due to the bad weather, according to the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA).

The following flights have been cancelled as of 6:00 a.m.

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3
5J196/197 Manila-Cauayan-Manila
5J504/505 Manila- Tuguegarao-Manila
5J506/507 Manila – Tuguegarao-Manila

NAIA Terminal 4
*M8816/817 Manila-Basco-Manila


CAB: Cebu Pacific won’t be fined over flight cancellations

Robie de Guzman   •   May 15, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) will not fine Cebu Pacific over its series of flight cancellations from April 28 to May 10, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said on Wednesday.

READ: Cebu Pacific cancels more flights until May 10

The DOTr explained that no fines will be imposed after CAB found that the concerns of passengers affected by the flight cancellations have been handled properly.

“Affected passengers’ concerns were found to be handled properly by Cebu Pacific in compliance with the Air Passenger Bill of Rights. Thus, the imposition of penalties was not considered at present,” the DOTr said in a statement.

Instead, the CAB directed Cebu Pacific to submit within 30 days a concrete plan stating measures it will take to prevent further inconvenience to passengers.

“We are hoping that Cebu Pacific will immediately comply with the order to resolve this issue. Hindi na natin maibabalik pa ‘yung dinulot na inconvenience these cancellations have caused. But moving forward, we aim to have more substantial actions so that our passengers will not have to suffer,” DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said.

The air transport regulator also recommended that a stern warning be given to Cebu Pacific to exercise diligence necessary in maintaining stability and reliability of air transport service to the riding public.

The DOTr said that during its hearings held on May 2 and May 6, Cebu Pacific said that it was forced to cancel hundreds of its flights due to ongoing efforts to improve on-time performance (OTP) as its aircraft takes 49 to 66 minutes before being able to take off.

READ: CAB looks into Cebu Pacific flight cancellations

The flight cancellations will “create space” in their flight and crew inventory, “make way for operational recovery,” and “minimize rolling delays,” the Cebu Pacific noted.

CAB also found that the airliner had a “crewing problem,” as it concluded that “the additional time spent by the on-duty crew on the tarmac consumes the working hours and reserves that were supposed to be utilized at a much later schedule.”

While the CAB understands the cancellations as a recuperative measure for the airline, it pointed out that it cannot be made at the expense of the riding public.

“We want to remind airlines to consider the welfare of its passengers by avoiding short notice. The people have paid for these flights and have made their schedules accordingly,” CAB Executive Director Carmelo Arcilla said.

“While we understand the corrective measures being made to improve OTP, maximum effort should be done so that these measures are not at the expense of our passengers,” he added.

For the DOTr’s part, Secretary Tugade has directed the daily publication of airline OTP in major airports nationwide.

The DOTr noted Cebu Pacific’s OTP was pushed to an average of 51.16%, with lows of around 30% in March due to the hour-long stay on the tarmac. (with details from Joan Nano)


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