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