PAL, CebuPac cancel 10 flights due to Egay

By Ma. Cristina Arayata

July 28, 2023, 11:10 am

<p>Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific planes <em>(File photo</em>)</p>

Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific planes (File photo)


MANILA – Local carriers Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific (CEB) have canceled 10 local and international flights on Friday, citing the effects of Typhoon Egay.

In an advisory, PAL said the canceled flights are PR 2196/2197 and PR 2198/2199 Manila-Laoag-Manila; PR 330/331 Manila-Xiamen-Manila; and PR 356/357 Manila-Jinjiang-Manila.

Affected passengers may reroute their flights, subject to "available space" within 60 days.

They could also refund their tickets, excluding the ticketing service charge, or convert their ticket to travel credits equivalent to the unused base fare.

The CEB on Thursday announced that due to Egay's impact on the Laoag International Airport, flights 5J 404 and 5J 405 between Manila and Laoag scheduled on July 28 and 29 have been canceled. 

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) earlier said the Laoag International Airport temporarily halted operations due to the weather situation. 

The airport's ceiling and doors were damaged and required repair.

As of Thursday, the airport was still closed. No update was provided as of writing.

Affected CEB passengers may rebook their tickets without fare difference up to 30 days from the original flight date.

They could also refund or store the amount in a virtual CEB wallet valid for six months.

Meanwhile, CEB said passengers who wish to postpone their flights scheduled on July 28 to and from Caticlan (Boracay), Cauayan, Coron (Busuanga), Legazpi (Daraga), Masbate, Naga, San Jose, Taipei, Tuguegarao and Virac could avail of free rebooking or travel fund. (PNA)