Cebu Pacific's international flights to remain cancelled until July

Aviation Updates Philippines – While the situation remains fluid, budget carrier Cebu Pacific announced Wednesday all international flights would remain cancelled at least until July 2020. 

Meanwhile, Cebu Pacific said domestic flights remain limited depending on passenger demand, quarantine conditions and travel restrictions. However, the airline warned it might mount or reduce the number of trips “at the last minute” as the situation progresses.

For June, the airline plans to operate flights to Cebu, General Santos, Davao, Cotabato, Panglao, Legazpi, Pagadian, Cagayan de Oro, Naga, Tacloban, Bacolod, Dipolog, Coron, Tablas, and Roxas.

Starting July 1, Cebu Pacific eyes to restart commercial flights from Manila to Butuan, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Masbate, Ozamiz, Bohol, Tuguegarao, and Coron; and from Cebu to Clark. Local government restrictions have prompted the cancellation of flights to some Philippine cities and provinces; hence, Cebu Pacific employs a more agile approach in their service restart.

Based on the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) June 15 list, 25 airports have already reopened while 24 more remain shut. However, Basco, Virac, Butuan, Surigao, Siargao, San Vicente, and Busuanga airports are bound to open soon.

Cebu Pacific, moreover, reminded passengers to confirm flights before proceeding to the airport: “We would like to remind that only passengers with confirmed flights are advised to go to the airport. We will keep providing updates as soon as it’s available.”

The Air Carriers Association of the Philippines (ACAP), an airline group comprising Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and Philippines AirAsia, recently appealed to passengers not to proceed to airports without a confirmed flight itinerary.

“Passengers are strongly urged to check the email address and mobile numbers provided to the airlines upon booking their flights for any changes to their flight schedules. Those who booked through travel agencies or asked others to book their flights should also check with them for any updates,” ACAP said.