Several flights in Cebu Pacific cancelled
Cebu Pacific was forced to cancel 44 domestic flights scheduled from April 28-30.
Based on the released advisory on Sunday (April 28), Cebu Pacific management said they need to temporarily reduce the number of flights due to the current operating conditions, particularly in their Manila hub in Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
“Efforts have been made to minimize the disruption to our passengers in the past week. However, we realize that current operating conditions, particularly in our Manila hub, necessitate a temporary reduction of flights,” the advisory reads.
- 5J325/5J326 Manila-Legazpi-Manila
- 5J655/5J656 Manila-Tacloban-Manila
- 5J979/5J980 Manila-Davao-Manila
- 5J471/5J472 Manila-Bacolod-Manila
- 5J861/5J862 Manila-Zamboanga-Manila
- 5J467/5J468 Manila-Iloilo-Manila
- 5J631/5J632 Manila-Dumaguete-Manila
- 5J395/5J396 Manila-Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)-Manila
- DG6657 Cebu-Zamboanga
- DG6989 Zamboanga-Tawi-Tawi
- DG6990 Tawi-Tawi-Zamboanga
- DG6658 Zamboanga-Cebu
- 5J791/5J792 Manila-Butuan-Manila
- 5J705/5J706 Manila-Dipolog-Manila
- DG6503/DG6504 Manila-Cebu-Manila
- 5J991/5J992 Manila-General Santos-Manila
- 5J641/5J642 Manila-Puerto Princesa-Manila
- DG6416/DG6417 Cebu-Iloilo-Cebu
- DG6573/DG6574 Cebu-Tacloban-Cebu
- DG6603/DG6604 Cebu-Dipolog-Cebu
- 5J781/5J782 Manila-Ozamiz-Manila
- 5J551/5J552 Manila-Cebu-Manila
- 5J373/5J374 Manila-Roxas-Manila
- 5J513/5J514 Manila-San Jose-Manila
The airline added that passengers may rebook their flights free of charge, as long as it is within 30 days from the original flight schedule.
Passengers on cancelled flights may take any of the following options:
1. Rebook flights for travel within 30 days from original departure date, free of charge
2. Get a full refund
3. Place the full cost of the ticket in a Travel Fund
4. Re-route to / from alternate airports for travel within 30 days, subject to availability of seats
“These flight cancellations should help stabilize flight timings, improve on time performance and reduce inconvenience to our passengers,” according to the statement.—Aileen Cerrudo (with reports from Asher Cadapan Jr.)
Malacañang orders int’l flights to Mactan temporarily diverted to NAIA
MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Thursday (May 27) ordered concerned government agencies to divert all international flights bound for Mactan International Airport in Cebu to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) from May 29 to June 5.
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea in a memorandum dated May 17 directed government agencies to enforce current testing and quarantine protocols to inbound international travelers at all ports of entry regardless of any specific protocols that may be issued by local government units (LGUs).
Such a directive from President Rodrigo Duterte was based on the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to protect national interest and prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in the country.
“All international flights bound for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport shall be diverted to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport effective 0001H of 29 May 2021 until 235H of 05 June 2021,” the memorandum read.
Specifically, the Palace directed the Department of Transportation (DOTr), through its attached agencies, and the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) to ensure the smooth diversion of inbound flights.
Heads of departments shall ensure that all offices and instrumentalities under or attached to their departments abide by this directive, while the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) shall enforce compliance with respect to LGUs, the memorandum stressed.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III during a pre-recorded Cabinet meeting noted that the order followed a recent surge in COVID-18 cases particularly in the Visayas and Mindanao with Region 6 having the fastest increase especially in Iloilo City.
Philippines receives additional 1.5 million doses of Sinovac vaccine from China
MANILA, Philippines — Onboard Cebu Pacific chartered flight 5J671, additional 1.5 million doses of Sinovac vaccine from China arrived at Terminal 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) at exactly 7:58 AM on Friday (May 7).
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. joined in the welcoming of the vaccines.
So far, the shipment is the highest volume of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine delivered and the seventh batch from China to arrive in the country.
The vaccines were immediately loaded on refrigerated trucks for transportation to a third-party storage facility of the Department of Health (DOH) in Marikina City.
Cebu Pacific scheduled flights to continue amid MECQ
MANILA, Philippines – Budget carrier Cebu Pacific said it will continue to operate scheduled flights amid the declaration of modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) in the NCR Plus area covering Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal from April 12 to 31.
In an advisory, Cebu Pacific said it will continue to serve essential travelers in compliance with the directive of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) which allows only authorized persons outside of residence (APORs) to travel for the time being.
“Cebu Pacific will continue to operate its domestic and international flights as scheduled. However, passengers who wish to postpone their flights and those traveling for non-essential reasons may select their preferred option through the Manage Booking portal on the Cebu Pacific website,” the firm said.
Affected passengers may do so up to two hours before their scheduled time of departure.
Passengers are given the option to rebook (unlimited) or the two-year travel fund option for their affected flight.
For updated advisories, the public is advised to refer to Cebu Pacific’s official website https://www.cebupacificair.com/pages/travel-advisories.