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PAL suspends int'l flights due to inbound travel restrictions


Philippine Airlines on Wednesday announced the cancellation of its international flights after the government limited inbound travelers to a maximum of 1,500 passengers each day starting March 18 until April 18. 

In a statement, the airline management said these flights are suspended:

March 18

  • PR 658/659 - Manila-Dubai-Manila
  • PR 684/685 -Manila-Doha-Manila
  • PR 5682/5683 - Manila-Dammam-Manila
  • PR 116 - Manila-Vancouver
  • PR 102/103 - Manila-Los Angeles-Manila

March 19

  • PR 117 - Vancouver-Manila
  • PR 507/508 - Manila-Singapore-Manila
  • PR 100/101 - Manila-Honolulu-Manila
  • PR 102/103 - Manila-Los Angeles-Manila
  • PR 126 - Manila-New York
  • PR 300/301 - Manila-Hong Kong-Manila
  • PR 427/428 - Manila-Tokyo (Narita)-Manila
  • PR 425/426 - Manila-Fukuoka-Manila
  • PR 411/412 - Manila-Osaka (Kansai)-Manila

March 20

  • PR 127 - New York-Manila
  • PR 5682/5683 - Manila-Dammam-Manila
  • PR 104/105 - Manila-San Francisco-Manila

March 21

  • PR 427/428 - Manila-Tokyo (Narita)-Manila
  • PR 535 - Manila-Jakarta
  • PR 110 - Manila-Guam

March 22

  • PR 536 - Jakarta-Manila
  • PR 111 - Guam-Manila
  • PR 421/422 - Manila-Tokyo (Haneda)-Manila
  • PR 437/438 - Manila-Nagoya-Manila

Philippine Airlines said it will also announce more flight cancellations in the next few days that is covered by the government directive on inbound travelers.

From March 20 to April 19, the following travelers are allowed to enter the country:

  • Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)
  • Holders of 9(e) visas
  • Passengers on medical repatriation and their escort/s duly endorsed by the Department of Foreign Affairs - Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs or the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
  • Distressed Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) duly endorsed by the Department of Foreign Affairs - Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs
  • Emergency, humanitarian and other cases approved by the National Task Force on COVID-19

If a traveler is prohibited from arriving in the Philippines from March 20 to April 19, PAL advised them to avail the following options:

  1. Rebook on the flight of your choice (on the same cabin class) with rebooking service fees waived; or
  2. Refund your ticket cost; or
  3. Convert your ticket into a travel voucher for future use.

You may request any of the options via https://mypal.vip/url/RequestHub.

For more information, you may call PAL hotline (02) (+632) 8855-8888, visit www.philippineairlines.com. -MDM, GMA News

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