Philippine Airlines suspends domestic flights from Manila, Cebu, Clark until May 31

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has announced that all domestic flights to or from its hubs in Manila, Cebu, and Clark will remain cancelled up to May 31, 2020 in accordance with the Philippine government’s declaration of the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine.
In its announcement, the airline said the flight suspension will take place from May 16 to May 31, and that they are currently in the process of notifying affected passengers by e-mail.
Tickets will remain valid for those whose flights are affected by the said suspension. PAL suggests going to to see their options.
PAL, however, added that they are still assessing if they can operate domestic and international flights to and from its Davao hub in coordination with government authorities. “We will announce any planned flights once these are finalized,” it said.
The airline added in its statements that from June 1, they will operate on a reduced number of weekly flights on most domestic routes and on selected international routes. However, this will depend on community quarantine restrictions, travel bans imposed by various governments and their impact on passenger demand, and the public health and safety situation in each of the countries that the airline serves.
It also noted in its statement that it will announce a list of operating flights and routes for June 2020, once the details are finalized.
As of the moment, the airline continues to operate special flights to repatriate stranded passengers and to transport urgent cargo such as medical equipment and supplies across the Philippines and on selected international routes.
“Thank you for your kind cooperation.  Rest assured that your health and safety is always our first and most important concern,” the statement concluded.

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