Passengers and crew of PR113 all safe — PAL

Marje Pelayo   •   November 22, 2019   •   1252

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Airlines (PAL) Flight 113 bound for Manila suffered technical failure shortly after take-off from Los Angeles on Thursday (November 21).

Pilots of the Boeing 777 aircraft immediately called for an emergency landing at the Los Angeles International Airport.

In a statement, PAL management confirmed the incident while it assured that all 342 passengers and 18 crew members are safe and were able to disembark from the airplane.

“We greatly appreciate the calmness and patience of our PR113 passengers, who cooperated well with our cabin crew during the flight and the emergency landing,” the airline said.

PAL said the aircraft landed at 12:00 noon local time.

The airline management assured that it is extending all necessary assistance to the affected passengers by rebooking them on alternative flights to Manila, providing meal assistance and hotel accommodation.

“We affirm that safety is our top priority and that Philippine Airlines is fully cooperating with the concerned airport and aviation authorities,” PAL noted.

LIST: PAL replacement flights for passengers affected by ‘Tisoy’

Marje Pelayo   •   December 4, 2019

(FILE) A Philippine Airlines (PAL) plane takes off from Manila’s international airport, Philippines, 16 March 2016. EPA-EFE/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

MANILA, Philippines – The country’s flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) the announced operation of replacement flights on Wednesday (December 4) to cater to passengers whose original flights were cancelled by Typhoon Tisoy.

PAL said passengers of affected flights have the option to rebook a flight of their choice within 30 days from original travel date under waived rebooking fees.

They may also prefer to refund within 30 days from original travel date with refund service fee waived.

PAL added that they are also arranging replacement flights on several domestic routes but will depend on final slot clearances and operation arrangements.

REPLACEMENT INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

Note:  all times shown are LOCAL times

PR 5102/5103  Manila – Los Angeles – Manila – departing Manila at 2:15 pm; departing Los Angeles at 1:15 pm
PR 5116/5117 Manila – Vancouver – Manila – departing Manila at 7:00 am;  departing Vancouver at 4:40 am
PR 5118/5119 Manila – Toronto – Manila – departing Manila at 6:50 am; departing Toronto at 11:20 am 
PR 5469 – Seoul Incheon – Manila – departing Seoul Incheon at 12:00 am midnight
PR 5466/5467  Manila – Seoul Incheon – Manila – departing Manila at 7:00 am; departing Seoul Incheon at 1:00 pm
PR 720/721 Manila – London – Manila – departing Manila at 12:30 pm; departing London at 9:25 pm
PR 5891 Taipei – Manila – departing Taipei at 6:10 am
PR 658A/659A – Manila – Dubai – Manila – departing Manila at 1:30 pm; departing Dubai at 9:00 pm
PR5427 – Tokyo Narita – Manila – departing Narita at 6:00 am
PR 100/101 – Manila – Honolulu – Manila – departing Manila at 2:00 pm; departing Honolulu at 7:30 am
PR 5421 – Tokyo Haneda – Manila – departing Haneda at 5:30 am
PR 5411 – Osaka Kansai – Manila – departing Osaka at 4:30 am
PR 222A – Brisbane to Manila – departing Brisbane at 12:00 am midnight
PR 540A – Jakarta to Manila – departing Jakarta at 3:15 am
PR 5425 – Fukuoka to Manila – departing Fukuoka at 9:15 am

Meanwhile, the following flights remain cancelled on December 4:

INTERNATIONAL CANCELLATIONS

PR 127 New York JFK – Manila
PR 300 Manila – Hong Kong
PR 212 Sydney – Manila
PR 466/467 Manila – Seoul Incheon – Manila   
PR 423 Tokyo Haneda – Manila
PR 510 Singapore – Manila
PR 536 Jakarta – Manila
PR 538 Denpasar Bali – Manila
PR 522 Phnom Penh – Manila
PR 210 Melbourne – Manila

DOMESTIC CANCELLATIONS

PR  2921/2922  Manila – Legazpi – Manila
PR 1845 Manila – Cebu
PR 1843 Manila – Cebu
PR 453 Manila – General Santos
PR 1811 Manila – Davao
PR 1809 Manila – Davao
PR 1781 – Manila – Puerto Princesa
PR 2519 Manila-Cagayan De Oro
PR 2139 Manila-Iloilo
PR 2981 Manila-Tacloban
PR 2129 Manila-Bacolod
PR 2967 Manila-Butuan
PR 2993 Manila-Zamboanga
PR 2541 Manila-Dumaguete
PR 2557 Manila-Dipolog
PR 2203 Manila-Roxas
PR 2889 Manila-Ozamiz
PR 2835 Manila-Cebu

PAL clarified, however, that these schedules may still change depending on the situation in relation to the current weather.

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PAL lauds flight captain for safe emergency landing

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 22, 2019

The Philippine Airlines (PAL) has recognized Flight 113 captain Capt. Triston Simeon for maneuvering a safe emergency landing after the aircraft experienced engine trouble.

PAL Spokesperson Cielo VIllaluna has confirmed that all the 342 passengers and 18 crew members are safe and were able to disembark from the airplane using regular airstairs. 

“Philippine Airlines Flight PR113, which took off from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at 11:45 am local time (equivalent to 3:45am MNL time Nov22) for a flight to Manila, landed safely at LAX after experiencing a technical problem in one of its engines shortly after take-off,” she said in a statement.

“Our Los Angeles Airport Team has provided assistance to passengers on their flight rebookings,” she added.—AAC

PAL to transfer int’l flights

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 20, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Airlines (PAL) will transfer some of its international flights from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 beginning March 31.

According to PAL’s statement on Tuesday, “All flights from New York (JFK), Auckland (New Zealand), Hanoi (Vietnam) and Phnom Penh (Cambodia) will use NAIA Terminal 1 for both departures and arrivals.”

The updated list of PAL flights departing from / arriving at NAIA Terminal 1 starting from March 31, 2019, onwards are:

  • PR 218 / 219 Manila – Auckland – Manila
  • PR 126 / 127 Manila – New York JFK – Manila
  • PR 118 / 119 Manila – Toronto – Manila
  • PR 116/ 117 Manila – Vancouver – Manila
  • PR 595 / 596 Manila – Hanoi – Manila
  • PR 521 / 522 Manila – Phnom Penh – Manila
  • PR 682 / 683 Manila – Dammam – Manila
  • PR 684/ 685 Manila – Doha – Manila
  • PR 654 / 655 Manila – Riyadh – Manila

The airline said these adjustments aim to minimize passenger congestion at the said NAIA terminals.

“PAL assures the public that these operational adjustments are being carried out to help minimize passenger congestion at the concerned NAIA terminals, and thus to improve service for our valued customers,” PAL said.—Aileen Cerrudo

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