Philippine Airlines Cancels Flights Temporarily; Returns April 15
Philippine Airlines has announced it’s momentarily suspending flights from March 26 to April 14. “After careful consideration, we concluded that PAL could no longer sustain a restricted number of international flights,” said PAL in an announcement on March 24, 2020. Philippine Airlines cancels flights, including domestic trips, citing strict travel constraints from various nations, a fall in demand, as well as staffing issues owing to the Luzon quarantine.
“Our company aims to restart operations starting April 15 if justified by the Philippine and international governments, global public health conditions along with the traveling environment,” it added. It said some scheduled flights into the nation on March 26, and March 27 would proceed.
Philippine Airlines cancels flights from LA, Tokyo Narita, Jakarta, New York JFK, and San Francisco. The last trip from Manila is flight PR 104. It’ll leave San Francisco, California, on March 25 at 10: 10 p.m. PAL had suspended domestic flights since March 17 when the government restricted movement in all Luzon to contain the coronavirus disease. The virus has infected individuals in the nation and murdered 35 others. And on the other hand, 20 individuals have recovered.
Philippine Airlines cancels flights, including domestic trips starting March 17 before April 12, while international flights will continue to function before 11: 59 in the evening on March 19. The airline will announce the status of its international flights to April 12 at a subsequent date, as it contrasts with the government.
It added that the Philippines Airlines office in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 would remain open from 2 to 10 pm daily, seven days a week. However, other offices in Metro Manila are closed. Those with travel and ticketing concerns can predict PAL’s hotline in +632885588 8, but the airline asked to defer requests for rebooking as they deal with the high volume of inquiries and transactions.
PAL said they’ll announce updates for additional operational flights from April 1 to April 12 based on developments on the community quarantine that was enhanced. The airline added that fees for rebooking for passengers impacted by the canceled flights from March 20 to March 31 were waived. Any applicable fare difference is waived as well for passengers traveling in the same cabin class on their rebooked trip, read the statement. PAL will also extend the same free rebooking and fare gap waiver privileges of flights outside the covered period of March 15 to April 30. These extensions also apply to travelers who are prevented from traveling due to government-imposed travel bans, mandatory quarantine, or flight cancellations due to COVID-19, it added.
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