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PAL, Cebu Pacific cancel, re-time flights due to Mt. Mayon’s explosion

/ 08:11 AM January 24, 2018
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The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE)

Local carriers cancelled several of their flights for this week as the rumbling Mayon Volcano continues to emit ash columns and cause heavy ash fall in Albay province.

The Philippine Airlines (PAL) stopped its flights to and from Legazpi City from Wednesday, January 24, until Thursday, January 25.

Based on PAL’s advisory the following flights for Wednesday and Thursday have now been cancelled:

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PR 2921 Manila – Legazpi

PR 2922 Legazpi – Manila

PR 2927 Cebu – Legazpi

PR 2928 Legazpi – Cebu

PAL, however, said that the following flights would only be cancelled for Wednesday:

PR 2935 Clark – Virac

PR 2936 Virac – Clark

PR 2621 Clark – Masbate

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PR 2622 Masbate – Clark

PR 2965 Clark – Naga

PR 2966 Naga – Clark

“We shall issue regular updates to update the flying public on the situation in Legazpi, Albay,” PAL said in its advisory.

“PAL assures its passengers that it is in close coordination with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology in securing information on the seismic activity and its effects on flight path,” it added.

Meanwhile, Cebu Pacific also announced re-timing and cancellation of its flights going to Palawan and Mindoro as a preventive effort “to ensure the safety of our flights and our passengers.” The carrier said volcanic ashes from Albay were being anticipated to move towards Palawan and Mindoro.

Cebu Pacific said the schedules of the following CebGo flights were re-timed:

DG 6041 Manila-Busuanga

DG 6055 Manila-Busuanga

DG 6043 Manila-Busuanga

DG 6042 Busuanga-Manila

DG 6056 Busuanga-Manila

DG 6044 Busuanga-Manila

“Passengers with flights to and from Busuanga (Coron), Palawan over the next few days are advised to monitor their flight status before heading to the airport. We will provide updates as soon as possible,” Cebu Pacific said.

On the other hand, Cebu Pacific cancelled flights for the following routes:

CebGo

DG 6111 Manila-Naga

DG 6113 Manila-Naga

DG 6117 Manila-Naga

DG 6112 Naga-Manila

DG 6114 Naga-Manila

DG 6118 Naga-Manila

DG 6031 Manila-San Jose

DG 6032 San Jose-Manila

Cebu Pacific

5J 321 Manila – Legazpi

5J 322 Legazpi – Manila

5J 323 Manila – Legazpi

5J 324 Legazpi – Manila

5J 325 Manila – Legazpi

5J 326 Legazpi – Manila

5J 327 Manila – Legazpi

5J 328 Legazpi – Manila

5J 821 Manila – Virac

5J 822 Virac – Manila

Also, chartered airliner AirSwift has announced that two of its flights to and from Palawan have been cancelled:

T6 110 Manila – El Nido

T6 114 Manila – El Nido

Please refresh for updates.     /kga

Responding to appeals for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is extending its relief to the families affected by the recent volcanic activities of Mayon.

Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860.

Inquiries may be addressed to Inquirer’s Corporate Affairs office through Connie Kalagayan at 897-4426, ckalagayan@inquirer.com.ph and Bianca Kasilag-Macahilig at 897-8808 local 352, bkasilag@inquirer.com.ph.

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