Cebu Pacific, PAL cancel flights due to workforce shortage

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Two major airlines in the Philippines have cancelled flights earlier this week due to a workforce shortage.

Budget carrier Cebu Pacific cancelled 24 domestic and international flights because many of its employees were “either sick or under home quarantine.”

“Cebu Pacific continues to manage the impact of Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) on its workforce with employees who are either sick or under home quarantine,” it said in an advisory Tuesday night.

With this, the following flights have been canceled:

  • 5J893/894 Manila – Boracay (Caticlan) – Manila
  • 5J905/906 Manila – Boracay (Caticlan) – Manila
  • 5J787/788 Manila – Butuan – Manila
  • 5J567/568 Manila – Cebu – Manila
  • 5J581/582 Manila – Cebu – Manila
  • 5J975/976 Manila – Davao – Manila
  • 5J447/448 Manila – Iloilo – Manila
  • 5J373/374 Manila – Roxas – Manila
  • 5J653/654 Manila – Tacloban – Manila
  • 5J506/507 Manila – Tuguegarao – Manila
  • 5J5054/5055 Manila – Narita (Tokyo) – Manila
  • 5J310/311 Manila – Taipei – Manila

Meanwhile, Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) also suspend several domestic and international flights due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases among its employees.

In an advisory released Monday, PAL said it will cancel flights scheduled until January 16, as it cannot sustain full operations with more frontline and support personnel under quarantine or self-isolation.

PAL continued that more trips may be affected in the coming days considering the “very fluid situation.”

The following are the cancelled domestic flights:

January 10

  • PR 2519/2520 Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila
  • PR 2861/2862 Manila-Cebu-Manila
  • PR 2965/2966 Manila-Busuanga (Coron)-Manila
  • PR 2981/2982 and PR 2985/2986 Manila-Tacloban-Manila
  • PR 2037/2038 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
  • PR 2143/2144 Manila-Iloilo-Manila
  • PR 2205/2206 Manila-Roxas-Manila
  • PR 2783/2784 Manila-Pagadian-Manila
  • PR 2959/2960 Manila-Cotabato-Manila
  • PR 2938/2939 Manila-Butuan-Manila
  • PR 2557/2558 Manila-Dipolog-Manila

January 11

  • PR 2037/2038 and PR 2045/2046 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
  • PR 2965/2966 Manila-Busuanga (Coron)-Manila
  • PR 2957/2958 Manila-Cotabato-Manila
  • PR 2529/2530 Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila
  • PR 2861/2862 Manila-Cebu-Manila

January 12

  • PR 2037/2038 and PR 2045/2046 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
  • PR 2965/2966 Manila-Busuanga (Coron)-Manila
  • PR 2861/2862 Manila-Cebu-Manila
  • PR 2519/2520 Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila
  • PR 2921/2922 Manila-Legazpi-Manila

January 13

  • PR 1835/1880 and PR 1847/1848 and PR 2861/2862 Manila-Cebu-Manila
  • PR 2037/2038 and PR 2045/2046 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
  • PR 2965/2966 Manila-Busuanga (Coron)-Manila
  • PR 2987/2988 Manila-Tacloban-Manila
  • PR 2957/2958 Manila-Cotabato-Manila
  • PR 2529/2530 Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila
  • PR 2921/2922 Manila-Legazpi-Manila

January 14

  • PR 2037/2038 and PR 2045/2046 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
  • PR 2519/2520 Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila
  • PR 2861/2862 Manila-Cebu-Manila
  • PR 2921/2922 Manila-Legazpi-Manila
  • PR 2985/2986 Manila-Tacloban-Manila

January 15

  • PR 1835/1880 and PR 2861/2862 Manila-Cebu-Manila
  • PR 2037/2038 and PR 2045/2046 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
  • PR 2529/2530 Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila
  • PR 2921/2922 Manila-Legazpi-Manila
  • PR 2957/2958 Manila-Cotabato-Manila
  • PR 2965/2966 Manila-Busuanga (Coron)-Manila

January 16

  • PR 1835/1880 Manila-Cebu-Manila
  • PR 2965/2966 Manila-Busuanga (Coron)-Manila
  • PR 2861/2862 Manila-Cebu-Manila

These international flights have also been cancelled:

  • Jan. 10: PR 422/421 Manila-Tokyo Haneda-Manila
  • Jan. 13: PR 422/421 Manila-Tokyo Haneda-Manila
  • Jan. 14: PR 422/421 Manila-Tokyo Haneda-Manila

Both airlines advised their affected passengers to visit their respective websites for options to rebook, reroute their ticket to another trip, convert it to travel credits, or request a refund. – WhatALife.ph


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