MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Airlines announced on Tuesday (April 7) its plans of partial resumption of selected international and domestic flights in the coming weeks.
The country’s flag carrier clarified, however, that the plans may change depending on how the situation develops in relation to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak which includes the duration of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), travel bans and restrictions imposed by other countries and the overall public health and safety situation in each of the cities and countries that PAL operates in.
PAL also said it will not operate international flights from April 15 to 30 although it is considering making ad hoc special flights for stranded passengers and essential cargoes across the country and within the Asia-Pacific region.
Meanwhile, PAL said it is setting plans to resume a number of weekly flights for the month of May to several destinations including Japan, the USA, Canada, Guam, Australia, the U.K., Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Taipei, Macau, Saudi Arabia, and Korea.
Once the details are finalized, the company assured to publish a list of flights in an updated advisory.
On the other hand, PAL maintained that all flights to the following destinations remain canceled for the month of May: Auckland, New York JFK, Dubai, Doha, Perth, Melbourne, Port Moresby, and Sapporo.
As for domestic flights, operations from April 15 to May 31 will depend on the changes with community quarantine restrictions imposed against domestic air travel, PAL said.
“We will await the final government decisions, and will announce the list of domestic flights to be operated once finalized,” the airline company said.
“However, in any case, we shall not be operating any flights to and from Clark International Airport for the month of April,” it added.
For guidelines and special reminders, affected passengers are advised to check on PAL official website at www.philippineairlines.com.
MANILA, Philippines – Clark International Airport (CRK) announced on Tuesday (March 31) the temporary suspension of all commercial flights for carriers flying out of the airport effective April 3.
The measure is due to continuing travel restrictions being implemented in the country and abroad as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the airport’s management said in an advisory.
Flights are expected to resume as travel restriction eases, the advisory said.
Consequently, point-to-point (P2P) bus operations will also be temporarily suspended.
Meanwhile, operations of essential cargo flights will remain in support to the national government‘s effort to ‘flatten the curve.’
MANILA, Philippines – The government of Davao City on Sunday announced it will impose a ban on all flights from Clark Airport going to the city in view of the threat of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
In Executive Order No. 09, series of 2020, Mayor Sara Duterte said passengers from Manila are now taking flights from Clark International Airport in Pampanga to get to Davao.
Metro Manila has been placed under community quarantine beginning March 15 to April 14 in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19 amid the rising number of virus-infected individuals.
President Rodrigo Duterte announced the measure as he approved Resolution 11 by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).
During the quarantine period, land, domestic air and domestic sea travel to and from Metro Manila are suspended, subject to the daily review of the government.
In her executive order, Mayor Duterte said there is a need to abide by the COVID-19 IATF resolution banning all flights in and out of Metro Manila.
The presidential daughter said the order will take effect immediately.
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