43 Sunday flights cancelled at NAIA as 20K passengers are affected

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MANILA—Following hundreds of cancelled flights,  local airlines on Sunday made further adjustments in its operations at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) announced that certain flights will not be operating due to heavy ramp congestion.

“The mid-day re-opening of Manila’s main runway 06/24 (on Saturday) and its subsequent impact of flight departures and arrivals have made it necessary for Philippine Airlines to make further adjustments in its operations,” PAL said in an advisory.

The following PAL cancelled flights on Sunday are:

International flights

PR104/105 Manila-San Francisco-Manila

PR418/419 Maila-Pusan-Manila

PR654A Manila-Riyadh

Domestic flights

PR2993/PR2994 Manila-Zamboanga-Manila

PR2519/PR2520 Manila-Cagayan-Manila

PR2921/PR2922 Manila-Legazpi-Manila

PR2151/PR2152 Manila-Iloilo-Manila

PR2967/PR2968 Manila-Butuan-Manila

PR2557/PR2558 Manila-Dipolog-Manila

PR2889/PR2890 Manila-Ozamiz-Manila

PR2203/PR2204 Manila-Roxas-Manila

PAL said that affected passengers need not to go the NAIA airport terminals for their flight rebookings.

“Please be advised that PAL ticket offices nationwide will be opened today (August 19) from 9a.m. to 5p.m. to serve your rebooking/refund needs. You may also call PAL hotline (+63 2) 8558888 or visitwww.philippineairlines.com’sManageMyBooking portal,” PAL statement said.

Meanwhile, CEB issued an advisory regarding the re-opening of NAIA’s main runway as of 3a.m. Sunday.

“The issuing of departure clearances for our domestic flights coming from outstations has been delayed following the heavy ramp congestion in Manila. As a result, the following Cebu Pacific flights have been cancelled,” CEB said in an advisory.

Cancelled international and domestic flights are:

International flights

5J110/5J111 Manila-Hong Kong-Manila

Domestic flights

5J196/5J197 Manila-Cauayan-Manila

5J321/5J322 Manila-Legazpi-Manila

5J637/5J638 Manila-Puerto Princesa-Manila

5J504/5J505 Manila-Tuguegarao-Manila

5J821/5J822 Manila-Virac-Manila

5J623/5J624 Manila-Dumaguete-Manila

5J781/5J782 Manila-Ozamiz-Manila

5J991/5J992 Manila-General Santos-Manila

5J651/5J652 Manila-Tacloban-Manila

5J385/5J386 Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila

The airline said that affected passengers of the above flights are strongly advised not to proceed to the airport and avail of the following options:

-Rebook flights for travel within 30 days from original date of departure

-Convert into a Travel Fund for future use

-Get a full refund

“As we continue to recover the high volume of affected passengers, schedule changes are expected. To minimize any inconveniences, passengers flying to and from the NAIA Terminal 3 between August 17-21, 2018, may rebook their flights for travel within 30 days, without penalties,” CEB statement said.

Charo Logarta of Cebu Pacific earlier said tbat “for now, priority is to assist and fly out the over 20,000 passengers affected by flight cancellations and diversions. Note the 20,000 does not include passengers on severely delayed flights.”

The airline firm said that while they are doing their best to re-accommodate passengers at the earliest time possible, “we want to thank all our passengers for their continued patience and understanding

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