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Apr 23 19, 8:55 am

TRAVEL ADVISORY: Philippine Airlines advises flight schedule changes due to temporary closure of Clark International Airport

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Apr. 23, 19 | 8:55 am

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has issued an official statement following the temporary closure of the Clark International Airport due to on-going repairs after the impact of the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that damaged several areas of the airport, as shown in photos that have circulated on social media.

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) have since pinpointed the quake’s epicenter at the Castillejos town in Zambales province.

As a safety measure for their passengers, PAL has advised that their flight schedules for today, Tuesday, April 23 at Clark International Airport have been cancelled.

The airline also assures the public that their flights to and from Manila via the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) remain unchanged.

Here’s their full statement:

“Due to the Central Luzon (Philippines) earthquake, the Clark airport authority has declared the temporary closure of Clark International Airport (CRK) until 7:40 pm local time of April 23 (Tuesday), pending the assessment and repair of the damage incurred by the Clark terminal building.

“PAL has thus cancelled the following flights:

Tuesday, April 23:
PR835/836 Clark – Cebu – Clark
PR831/832 Clark – Davao – Clark
PR1833/1834 Cebu – Clark -Cebu
PR492/493 Clark – Incheon – Clark
PR2351/2352 Clark – Cagayan de Oro – Clark
PR2871/2872 Clark – Tagbilaran – Clark
PR2331/2332 Clark – Bacolod – Clark
P2340/2342 Clark – Puerto Princesa – Clark
PR2376/2377 Clark – Caticlan – Clark
PR2696/2697 Clark – Basco – Clark
PR2698/2699 Clark – Busuanga – Clark
PR2877/2878 Clark – Siargao – Clark
PR2675/2676 Clark – Catarman – Clark
PR2875/2876 Clark – Siargao – Clark
PR2205/2206 Clark – Antique – Clark
PR2678/2679 Clark – Busuanga – Clark
PR2671/2672 Clark – Calbayog – Clark
PR2323/2324 Clark – Cagayan de Oro – Clark
PR2612/2613 Clark -Cauayan -Clark
PR2662/2663 Clark – San Vicente – Clark
PR2691/2692 Clark – Busuanga – Clark
PR2684/2685 Clark – Busuanga – Clark
PR2688/2689 Clark – Basco – Clark
PR2687/2686 Clark – Busuanga – Clark
PR6062 Kalibo – Clark
PR 2061 Clark – Kalibo

Monday, April 22:
PR 2834 Clark – Cebu
PR 2833 Cebu – Clark
PR 2840 Davao – Clark

“Please be advised that PR493 – an Incheon to Clark flight – will be diverting to Manila with an estimated arrival time at 2:00AM April 23. Arrival will be at NAIA T2.

“Manila Airport terminals did not incur any damage; flight operations to / from Manila remain normal.

“Passengers may: a) rebook their flights within 30 days on the same cabin class, without fees b) refund their tickets (full fare including taxes and surcharges) or c) reroute their flights on the same cabin class within 3 days, without fees ( rerouting is done to alternative destinations within the same zone). For specifics, please go to PAL ticket offices or call PAL Reservations at 02 855 8888.

“We urge passengers with flights to / from Clark to check the status of their flights by logging on to www.philippineairlines.com and clicking the flight status button as early as 48 hours to their estimated time of departure.

For more information, passengers may log on to the PAL Official Facebook Page or the PAL website for the latest updates.”

Around 5 people have been confirmed dead so far due to the earthquake.

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