PAL, Cebu Pacific cancel flights due to Tropical Depression Aghon

Major Philippine airlines have canceled numerous flights scheduled for May 25, 2024, due to the anticipated impact of Tropical Depression Aghon on flight operations.

Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced the cancellation of the following routes:

  • PR 2981/2982 Manila-Tacloban-Manila
  • PR 2671/2672 Manila-Calbayog-Manila
  • PR 2374/2375 Cebu-Siargao-Cebu

“We seek your kind understanding for these operational changes as safety remains our top priority,” the airline stated in a press release.

PAL advised passengers to check their flight status online before proceeding to the airport. Affected customers can choose to convert their tickets to travel credits valid for one year, rebook or reroute within 60 days, or request a refund without penalties.

Meanwhile, Cebu Pacific Air has also canceled several flights due to Aghon’s forecasted impact. As of 10 p.m. on May 24, the following routes were canceled for May 25:

  • DG 6113/6114: Manila – Naga – Manila
  • DG 6839/6840: Manila – Siargao – Manila
  • DG 6853/6854: Cebu – Siargao – Cebu
  • DG 6855/6856: Cebu – Siargao – Cebu
  • DG 6881/6882: Manila – Surigao – Manila

In an earlier advisory, Cebu Pacific had also canceled flights to and from Naga, Masbate, and Virac on May 25.

Affected Cebu Pacific passengers can rebook without fare differences for travel within 30 days, store the ticket amount in a virtual wallet, or request a full refund through the airline’s website.

Both airlines are offering flexible options, including free rebooking and travel funds, for passengers who wish to postpone their flights to and from areas potentially affected by Tropical Depression Aghon until May 26.

As the situation develops, further flight changes may occur. Passengers are advised to check their flight status regularly and update their contact information to receive notifications from the airlines.

The safety of passengers and employees remains the top priority for both Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific Air amid the weather disturbance.

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