Airlines cancel flights

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    Philippines Airlines and Cebu Pacific will cancel some of their international flights to comply with the government’s directive to limit international arrivals at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

    PAL will initially cancel four international flights originating from Manila going to Hong Kong, and three destinations in Japan, Narita, Osaka and Fukuoka on Friday, March 19.

    PAL said affected passengers may either rebook their flights, refund the ticket cost or
    convert the ticket into a travel voucher for future use.

    CEB will be cancelling the following flights from March 18 to April 18, 2021: Manila to Narita (Tokyo) and Manila to Nagoya.

    Guests may rebook within 90 days without any additional cost, store the amount in the travel fund and refund the cost of the ticket.

    CEB said it will continue to operate its domestic flights as scheduled.

    Meanwhile, AirAsia Philippines has yet resume international flight operations but is working with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration and the Department of Foreign Affairs for the repatriation of Filipinos stranded abroad.

    The Civil Aeronautics Board has capped international arrivals to 1,500 passengers per day from March 18, until April 18, 2021 to prevent the spread of new coronavirus disease 2019 variants.

    Passengers allowed to travel to the Philippines within the said period are overseas Filipino workers, holders of diplomatic visa, passengers on medical repatriation and their escort/s duly endorsed by the Department of Foreign Affairs, distressed returning overseas Filipinos and emergency, humanitarian and other cases approved by the National Task Force on COVID-19.