LIST: Cebu Pacific cancelled flights due to Clark airport closure
Robie de Guzman • April 23, 2019 • 1845
MANILA, Philippines — Cebu Pacific on Tuesday released an updated list of its cancelled flights due to the continued closure of Clark International Airport in Pampanga which was damaged by a strong earthquake on Monday.
In an advisory, Cebu Pacific said the following flights were cancelled:
April 23, 2019 • 5J 120 Clark-Hong Kong • 5J 121 Hong Kong-Clark • 5J 609 Clark-Cebu • 5J 608 Cebu-Clark • 5J 370 Clark-Macau
Cebu Pacific said affected passengers may rebook their flights for travel within 30 days from original departure date, free of charge; or re-route to or from Manila for travel within 30 days, subject to availability of seats.
They may also get a full refund or opt to place the full cost of the ticket in a travel fund.
“Affected passengers will be notified via email or text message,” Cebu Pacific said.
Passengers may also manage their own booking by visiting the Cebu Pacific website “manage booking” section.
The airline company also assured their clients to provide updated information through their website and social media accounts.
Authorities earlier said Clark Airport could reopen on Wednesday, April 24. — Robie de Guzman
MANILA, Philippines – A female Taiwanese national suspected of being a courier for a human trafficking syndicate was nabbed at the Clark International Airport (CIA) in Angeles City, Pampanga, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Thursday.
In a statement, the BI said the woman was apprehended last Monday, Oct. 21, as she was about to board a flight bound for Taipei.
The passenger, whose name was not revealed in compliance with the anti-trafficking law, was stopped from boarding after airport security officials discovered she had 22 Philippine passports in her possession.
“The passports were found inside her luggage and she admitted during questioning that these belong to people who were recruited by her bosses to work in Malta without appropriate permits and proper documents,” BI CIA Chief Joseph Quizon said.
Quizon said the victims already paid the syndicate P150,000 in return for processing their working visas in Malta which would be done in Taiwan.
The official said the suspect identified two Maltese nationals as her contacts who would arrange the job placement of the victims.
The Bureau’s Travel Control and Enforcement Unit also learned that some of the recruits were already demanding the return of their money as they had given up on their overseas job prospects after waiting too long.
The immigration bureau said the suspect has been turned over to the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) for investigation and filing of charges.
Budget airliner Cebu Pacific said passengers at Clark International Airport in Pampanga could experience more flight delays after ground operations were suspended due to a lightning alert issued on Wednesday afternoon.
In an advisory, Cebu Pacific said authorities had raised a lightning and thunderstorm alert covering Clark International Airport at 3:34 p.m.
“During this time, airport ground operations were suspended for safety reasons. We cannot board or unload passengers and baggage,” the airliner said in its Twitter post.
In another advisory released at 4:50 p.m., Cebu Pacific said the alert lasted for one hour and six minutes.
“As an effect of the 1hr 6min closure of the CRK airport due to thunderstorms and lightning, we regret that there will be delayed flights,” it said.
“We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused,” it added.
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