PAL, Air Philippines cancel flights due to Pablo
Philippine Airlines and Air Philippines Express have announced that they canceled several Tuesday flights due to Typhoon Pablo.
Seven areas under Storm Signal 3 as 'Pablo' approaches. DOST-PAGASA satellite image as of 8:30 am Monday shows the location of Typhoon Pablo at 700 kms southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur with maximum sustained winds of 175 kph and gustiness of up to 210 kph. Pablo is forecast to move west northwest at 24 kph. At least seven areas were placed under Storm Signal No. 3. GMA News/PAGASA
PAL said in a Monday night news release that they canceled two domestic flights to Davao from Manila. The airline also said that it is upgrading the aircraft of two subsequent flights to Davao to accommodate passengers of the canceled flights.
The airline did not disclose the flight numbers of the canceled trips nor of the subsequent flights.
Pending succeeding weather bulletins, all other PAL flights will fly as normal.
Meanwhile, AirPhil Express, PAL’s sister company, is cancelling a total of 35 flights including a flight going to Hong Kong from Cebu.
The canceled AirPhil Express flights originating from Manila are those bound for: Caticlan (all 10 flights scheduled for Dec. 4), Cagayan de Oro (3 flights), Dumaguete (2 flights), and one flight each to Ozamiz, Butuan, Cotabato, Dipolog and Surigao.
The canceled AirPhil Express flights originating from Cebu are those bound for: Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Legazpi, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Puerto Princesa, Surigao, Tacloban and Zamboanga.
Also canceled are the Caticlan-Cebu and Cebu-Hong Kong flights.
Affected passengers of PAL and AirPhil Express are advised to call the respective airlines for rebooking assistance – 855-8888 for PAL, 855-9000 for AirPhil Express.
PAL and AirPhil Express will issue subsequent flight advisories to update passengers. — DVM, GMA News