PAL moves Mla-Sapporo-Mla flight launch to Oct 8 due to Hokkaido quake

Published September 7, 2018, 10:47 AM

by iManila Developer

By Ariel Fernandez

Due to the strong 6.7 earthquake that hit Hokkaido, Japan early this morning resulting in power outages and blocked roads, Philippine Airlines (PAL) will be postponing the original September 10 launch of its Manila – Sapporo – Manila route to a new date – October 8, 2018.

MB FILE - The tail end of the Philippine Airlines planes in NAIA in Pasay City (MB PHOTO / KEVIN DELA CRUZ / MANILA BULLETIN)
(Manila Bulletin File Photo)

Passengers who have already purchased tickets with flight dates within the period September 10 to October 7 may rebook their flights within 30 days from October 8, with rebooking/ rerouting / refunding service fees waived.

PAL will endeavor to rebook affected passengers on the next available flight dates. Passengers with contact details on their PNRs (Passenger Name Records) will be sent notifications via e-mail and/or call-out and/or text message/SMS.

While rebooking, rerouting and refund service fees within a 30 day period are waived under force majeure situations, fare difference is collected when a passenger rebooks on a higher cabin class (ex. from economy to premium economy or from economy to business class).

PAL will provide regular updates on the situation in Hokkaido by way of PAL Advisories on the Official PAL Facebook page and the PAL Website at

For more information or rebooking assistance, you may call PAL Hotline (02) (+63 2) 855 – 8888 or visit the nearest PAL Ticketing Office or partner travel agent.