Philippine Flight Updates COVID-19
The country’s Domestic Airlines all released their latest Philippine Flight Updates, after the extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine, announced on 6th April 2020. Notices were placed on each of their Facebook Accounts. MY RANGGO has gathered their Advisories here, in one place, for our readers.
Philippine Flight Updates COVID – AirAsia[Updated as of 7 April 2020, 1200hrs GMT+8]
Travel Advisory: Philippine Flight Updates – AirAsia cancels flights as PH government extends enhanced community quarantine
Following the Philippine government’s directive of extending the enhanced community quarantine period in Luzon, AirAsia is cancelling all domestic and international Z2 flights until 30 April 2020.
All affected guests will be promptly notified via email or SMS. AirAsia strongly encourages guests to update their contact details using the “My Bookings” feature on airasia.com to ensure that they receive timely notifications.
AirAsia is making provisions for guests affected by the flight cancellations and travel restrictions following the Philippine government’s latest directive. Guests with existing flight bookings made on or before 22 March 2020 with a departure date until 31 May 2020 will now be able to select from a range of extended flexibility options for future travel.
Head over to https://air.asia/Po1Tb for full information.
Philippine Flight Updates COVID – Airswift Airlines[Advisory #8 Updated as of April 8, 2020]
Philippine Flight Updates: In line with the government proclamation on the extension of Enhanced Community Quarantine until April 30, 2020, in all parts of Luzon due to COVID-19, AirSWIFT will cancel all remaining flights to and from El Nido until April 30, 2020.
Affected passengers may avail the following options:
1. Rebook after April 30, 2020 within 1 year ticket validity. Penalties waived.
2.Have your tickets placed in a travel fund which you may use for future travel with 1 year validity.
3. Refund the full cost of the ticket; except Travel Insurance, if applicable.
For tickets booked through our website or at AirSWIFT Reservations, please reach us at email@example.com or call us through our temporary lines at +639178592816, +639178592760, +639178065745, +639178168763 or +639178222141 to discuss your travel options.
For holders of tickets issued by our accredited travel agents, please contact or visit your travel agents for your flight changes.
We assure our passengers that we will maintain to commit on delivering our service with utmost safety and convenience despite of the current challenges that we are facing.
For updates, we advise to please keep your lines open and check your emails provided upon booking, as we send regular flight status and advisory.
We apologize for any inconvenience we have caused you. Thank you so much for your usual understanding.
Airswift Airlines Repatriation Flights
Airswift is involved in assisting foreign governments in extracting stranded tourists on certain islands, to bring them to Manila for Repatriation Flights.
Philippine Flight Updates COVID – PAL Airlines[Advisory # 46 Updated as of April 06, 2020]
Philippine Flight Updates: As of today, we wish to keep you updated on our plans to resume some international and domestic flights on selected routes in the coming weeks.
However, we caution you that these plans are highly subject to change, depending on a number of crucial factors related to the COVID-19 outbreak. These factors include the duration of current Philippine community quarantines, the status of relevant travel bans and restrictions imposed by various governments and their effect on passenger demand, and above all on the public health and safety situation in each of the cities and countries that PAL serves.
April 15 to 30 – PAL will not operate any international routes for the rest of April 2020.
However, we shall continue to consider operating ad-hoc special flights to retrieve stranded passengers as well as cargo flights to keep intact critical supply chains across our islands and within the Asia/Pacific region.
May 1 to 31 – We are setting plans to operate a reduced number of weekly flights on our routes to Japan, the USA, Canada, Guam, Australia, the U.K., Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Taipei, Macau, Saudi Arabia and Korea.
We will announce the list of operating flights as soon as possible, in an updated advisory, once the details are finalized.
However, we shall not be operating any flights to and from the following international destinations for the month of May: Auckland, New York JFK, Dubai, Doha, Perth, Melbourne, Port Moresby and Sapporo.
April 15 to May 31 – We are readying plans to resume partial domestic operations at some point within the period from April 15 to May 31. The start date will depend on the lifting of the community quarantine restrictions vs. domestic air travel. We will await the final government decisions, and will announce the list of domestic flights to be operated once finalized.
However, in any case, we shall not be operating any flights to and from Clark International Airport for the month of April.
E-mail notifications are in the process of being sent to our passengers booked on cancelled flights (many of you may have already received a notification recently).
GUIDELINES FOR AFFECTED PASSENGERS:
If your flight is cancelled, we wish to assure you that your current tickets are safe and remain valid. For details on your options, please see here: https://tinyurl.com/s9vp82n
SPECIAL REMINDER TO CHECK ON UPDATES:
This is a developing situation, and thus it is likely that our plans may change. Kindly check our website www.philippineairlines.com, or follow our social media accounts, so that you’ll be updated the moment we release advisories on new developments.
We recognize that it is challenging to adjust to all these uncertainties, even as the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 outbreak. Our deepest concerns and prayers go out to all the families who are coping with the illness, especially those who lost loved ones, and with the severe economic fallout. We join the global community in saluting the courageous frontliners from the medical profession and other essential services, who are battling the outbreak for the safety of everyone.
In our nearly 80 years of service to the world, PAL has never experienced a complete disruption of this scale, with the exception of World War II. The challenges are immense, but we can only ask for the cooperation and support of all our valued customers, our partners in government and the transport and tourism industry, and our family of PAL personnel, as we devote our energies to recovery and a gradual restoration of our flights and network.
In all these efforts, rest assured that your health and safety is always our first and most important concern.
Thank you for your kind understanding.
Philippine Flight Updates COVID – Cebu Pacific[Advisory As of April 8, 2020; 12:00nn]
Philippine Flight Updates: Cancelled Flights from April 15 to 30, 2020
Due to the extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) until April 30, Cebu Pacific flights will remain suspended from April 15 to April 30, 2020.
Passengers on cancelled flights may opt for Travel Fund with extended 1 year validity and option to refund (if unused after 1 year). Other options are free rebooking and refund.
Read more here: https://bit.ly/CEBextendedECQ
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