PAL cancels all domestic flights until April 12, int’l flights to operate until March 20

Published March 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Ariel Fernandez 

Philippine Airlines announced on Tuesday that all domestic flights are cancelled effective immediately until April 12, 2020.Flights shall resume on April 13, 2020.

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)

Cielo Villaluna, PAL spokesperson, said international flights will continue to operate up to midnight of March 20, 2020.

“We will announce in due course the status of our international flights from March 20 up to April 12, as we are presently coordinating with government authorities on the relevant implementing details,” she said.

She added that PAL will comply with the travel restrictions set out in the quarantine rules.

The PAL Manila Airport Ticket Office at the NAIA Terminal 2 will remain open from 2:00 AM until 10:00 PM daily, seven days a week.

All other PAL Ticket Offices in Metro Manila will be closed to comply with the quarantine directives.

“We respectfully request you to consider deferring any requests for rebooking until after 12 April 2020, in view of the strict social distancing required by the quarantine measures. We expect a high volume of queries and transactions at the Ticket Office as well as the Hotline, and we ask you to bear with us as we deal with the challenge of handling an unprecedented number of cancelled flights over this quarantine period,” Villaluna said..

“Please note that this is a developing situation, and the quarantine rules are subject to periodic review by the Philippine government’s Inter-Agency Task Force for COVID 19,” she added.

For travel and ticketing concerns, please call PAL’s Hotline at (63 2) 88558888.

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