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Cebu Pacific Group to restart select domestic flights next week

Aviation Updates Philippines – On Saturday, the Philippines' leading budget carrier Cebu Pacific Air plans to gradually restart operations by June 2, 2020, in a "phased, agile" manner. Flights have been grounded since mid-March.

In its latest advisory, Cebu Pacific and Cebgo announced the first four domestic routes on its catalog, which will run from June 2 to 4, 2020: Manila-General Santos-Manila, Manila-Naga-Manila, Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila, and Manila-Cebu-Manila.

However, the company will continue to suspend all international flights for the rest of June. At the same time, Cebu Pacific has not released any flight schedule for June 5 onward but reassured it will provide updates in the coming days.

Cebu Pacific said: "We will gradually build-up our domestic flight network, depending on market demand, quarantine restrictions and government regulations," it said.

All flights from Manila will depart from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3.

"We will continue to work with the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), as well as other national and local government authorities, on the rules and requirements to resume commercial passenger flights between areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ)."

The airline also emphasized that leisure travel is still not allowed in the Philippines per government guidelines. "Guests must check guidelines from the IATF, and with the local governments of their origin and destination for the required documents."

Cebu Pacific has recently rolled out "contactless flights" to guarantee a safe and comfortable flight for passengers. These new measures include the wearing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for staff and face masks for passengers, rapid testing for flight crew prior, and intensified cleaning procedures.

Domestic flights from June 2 to June 4, 2020.

 Route     Flight   Estimated Departure  Effective Date
 Manila - General Santos 5J 995  11:35 AM  June 2-4, 2020 
 General Santos - Manila 5J 996  2:20 PM  June 2-4, 2020 
 Manila - Naga DG 6111  12:10 PM  June 2-4, 2020 
 Naga - Manila DG 6112 2:00 PM  June 2-4, 2020
 Manila - Cagayan de Oro 5J 395  1:00 PM  June 2-4, 2020
 Cagayan de Oro - Manila 5J 396  3:25 PM  June 2-4, 2020
 Manila - Cebu 5J 553  1:05 PM  June 2-4, 2020
 Cebu - Manila 5J 554  3:35 PM  June 2-4, 2020

Photo from Smile Magazine, Cebu Pacific

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