Cebu Pacific, Tigerair cancel flights during Pope Francis’ visit

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(UPDATED) 103 are cancelled, plus 119 more international and domestic flights are adjusted by the budget carriers on January 15 and 19
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MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) Budget carrier Cebu Pacific Air (Cebu Pacific) and low-fare airline Tigerair Philippines announced the cancellation of local and international flights on January 15 and 19 in time for Pope Francis’ visit.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) earlier announced limited operations at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on the following dates:

  • January 15 – 2 pm to 7 pm on (Pope Francis’ arrival in Manila)
  • January 17 – 7:45 am to 8:45 pm; 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm (Pope Francis’ departure to and arrival from Tacloban)
  • January 19 – 6:00 am to 10:30 am (Pope Francis’ departure to Rome)

Due to this, Cebu Pacific cancelled the following domestic flights:

January 15, Thursday:

  • 5J479/480 Manila – Bacolod – Manila
  • 5J481/482 Manila – Bacolod – Manila
  • 5J487/488 Manila – Bacolod – Manila
  • 5J529/530 Manila – Busuanga – Manila
  • 5J531/532 Manila – Busuanga – Manila
  • 5J539/540 Manila – Busuanga – Manila
  • 5J787/788 Manila – Butuan – Manila
  • 5J385/386 Manila – Cagayan de Oro – Manila
  • 5J389/390 Manila – Cagayan de Oro – Manila
  • 5J391/392 Manila – Cagayan de Oro – Manila
  • 5J899/900 Manila – Caticlan – Manila
  • 5J905/906 Manila – Caticlan – Manila
  • 5J911/912 Manila – Caticlan – Manila
  • 5J573/566 Manila – Cebu – Manila
  • 5J569/570 Manila – Cebu – Manila
  • 5J571/572 Manila – Cebu – Manila
  • 5J955/956 Manila – Davao – Manila
  • 5J969/972 Manila – Davao – Manila
  • 5J973/974 Manila – Davao – Manila
  • 5J975/966 Manila – Davao – Manila
  • 5J979 Manila – Davao
  • 5J629/630 Manila – Dumaguete – Manila
  • 5J995/996 Manila – General Santos – Manila
  • 5J447/448 Manila – Iloilo – Manila
  • 5J449/450 Manila – Iloilo – Manila
  • 5J455/456 Manila – Iloilo – Manila
  • 5J457/458 Manila – Iloilo – Manila
  • 5J459/460 Manila – Iloilo – Manila
  • 5J461/462 Manila – Iloilo – Manila
  • 5J463/464 Manila – Iloilo – Manila
  • 5J327/328 Manila – Legazpi – Manila
  • 5J329/330 Manila – Legazpi – Manila
  • 5J639/640 Manila – Puerto Princesa – Manila
  • 5J653/654 Manila – Tacloban – Manila
  • 5J657/658 Manila – Tacloban – Manila
  • 5J659/660 Manila – Tacloban – Manila
  • 5J506/507 Manila – Tuguegarao – Manila
  • 5J855/856 Manila – Zamboanga – Manila
  • 5J857/858 Manila – Zamboanga – Manila
  • 5J140/141 Cebu – Caticlan – Cebu
  • 5J960 Davao – Manila

January 17, 2015, Saturday:

  • 5J481/482 Manila – Bacolod – Manila
  • 5J381/382                Manila – Cagayan de Oro – Manila
  • 5J383/384                Manila – Cagayan de Oro – Manila
  • 5J389/390                Manila – Cagayan de Oro – Manila
  • 5J891/892                Manila – Caticlan – Manila
  • 5J911/912                Manila – Caticlan – Manila
  • 5J573/574                Manila – Cebu – Manila
  • 5J571/572                Manila – Cebu – Manila
  • 5J629/630                Manila – Dumaguete – Manila
  • 5J455/456                Manila – Iloilo – Manila
  • 5J641/642                Manila – Puerto Princesa – Manila
  • 5J 651 / 652             Manila – Tacloban – Manila
  • 5J 653 / 654             Manila – Tacloban – Manila
  • 5J 657 / 658             Manila – Tacloban – Manila
  • 5J 659 / 660             Manila – Tacloban – Manila
  • 5J617/618                Manila – Tagbilaran – Manila
  • 5J 424 / 425             Cebu – Tacloban – Cebu
  • 5J 426 / 427             Cebu – Tacloban – Cebu
  • 5J 428 / 429             Cebu – Tacloban – Cebu

January 19, 2015, Monday:

  • 5J473/474    Manila – Bacolod – Manila
  • 5J483/484    Manila – Bacolod – Manila
  • 5J485/486    Manila – Bacolod – Manila
  • 5J487/488    Manila – Bacolod – Manila
  • 5J529/530    Manila – Busuanga – Manila
  • 5J539/540    Manila – Busuanga – Manila
  • 5J785/786    Manila – Butuan – Manila
  • 5J381/382    Manila – Cagayan de Oro – Manila
  • 5J383/384    Manila – Cagayan de Oro – Manila
  • 5J397/398    Manila – Cagayan de Oro – Manila
  • 5J891/892    Manila – Caticlan – Manila
  • 5J893/894    Manila – Caticlan – Manila
  • 5J895/898    Manila – Caticlan – Manila
  • 5J905/906    Manila – Caticlan – Manila
  • 5J907/896    Manila – Caticlan – Manila
  • 5J911/912    Manila – Caticlan – Manila
  • 5J196/197    Manila – Cauayan – Manila
  • 5J561/554    Manila – Cebu – Manila
  • 5J553/562    Manila – Cebu – Manila
  • 5J563/564    Manila – Cebu – Manila
  • 5J885/886    Manila – Cotabato – Manila
  • 5J961/962    Manila – Davao – Manila
  • 5J963/964    Manila – Davao – Manila
  • 5J975/966    Manila – Davao – Manila
  • 5J703/704    Manila – Dipolog – Manila
  • 5J625/626    Manila – Dumaguete – Manila
  • 5J991/992    Manila – General Santos – Manila
  • 5J995/996    Manila – General Santos – Manila
  • 5J449/450    Manila – Iloilo – Manila
  • 5J451/452    Manila – Iloilo – Manila
  • 5J453/454    Manila – Iloilo – Manila
  • 5J323/324    Manila – Legazpi – Manila
  • 5J327/328    Manila – Legazpi – Manila
  • 5J521/522    Manila – Naga – Manila
  • 5J781/782    Manila – Ozamiz – Manila
  • 5J771/772    Manila – Pagadian – Manila
  • 5J635/636    Manila – Puerto Princesa – Manila
  • 5J637/638    Manila – Puerto Princesa – Manila
  • 5J513/514    Manila – San Jose – Manila
  • 5J651/652    Manila – Tacloban – Manila
  • 5J617/618    Manila – Tagbilaran – Manila
  • 5J504/505    Manila – Tuguegarao – Manila
  • 5J821/822    Manila – Virac – Manila 
  • 5J849/850    Manila – Zamboanga – Manila   
  • 5J851/852    Manila – Zamboanga – Manila
  • 5J857/858    Manila – Zamboanga – Manila
  • 5J134/135    Cebu – Caticlan – Cebu

Cebu Pacific also cancelled the following international flights:

January 15, Thursday:

  • 5J929/930    Manila – Bangkok – Manila
  • 5J118/119    Manila – Hong Kong – Manila
  • 5J188/189    Manila – Incheon – Manila
  • 5J501        Manila – Kuala Lumpur
  • 5J362/363    Manila – Macau – Manila
  • 5J5038/5039    Manila – Nagoya – Manila
  • 5J828/827    Manila – Osaka – Manila
  • 5J678        Manila – Shanghai
  • 5J813/814    Manila – Singapore – Manila

January 16, Friday:

 

  • 5J502        Kuala Lumpur – Manila
  • 5J679        Shanghai – Manila

January 18, Sunday:

  • 5J672        Manila – Beijing
  • 5J759        Manila – Jakarta

January 19, Monday:

  • 5J929/930    Manila – Bangkok – Manila
  • 5J108/109    Manila – Hong Kong – Manila
  • 5J110/111    Manila – Hong Kong – Manila
  • 5J673        Beijing – Manila
  • 5J760        Jakarta – Manila

Sister budget carrier Tigerair Philippines also announced the cancellation of the following domestic flights:

January 15:

  • DG7084/7085 – Manila – Bacolod – Manila
  • DG7829/7830 – Manila – Butuan – Manila
  • DG7804/7805 – Manila – Cebu – Manila
  • DG7028/7029 – Manila – Davao – Manila
  • DG7406/7407 – Manila – General Santos – Manila
  • DG7058/7059 – Manila – Kalibo – Manila
  • DG7062/7063 – Manila – Puerto Princesa – Manila
  • DG7602/7603 – Manila – Roxas – Manila

January 19:

  • DG7082/7083 – Manila – Bacolod – Manila
  • DG7002/7003 – Manila – Cebu – Manila
  • DG7072/7073 – Manila – Iloilo – Manila
  • DG7074/7075 – Manila – Iloilo – Manila
  • DG7054/7055 – Manila – Kalibo – Manila
  • DG7042/7043 – Manila – Tacloban – Manila
  • DG7044/7045 – Manila – Tacloban – Manila
  • DG7902/7903 – Manila – Tagbilaran – Manila

The following flights, meanwhile, now have an adjusted schedule:

January 15, Thursday:

  • 5J345 – Manila – Kalibo; 2100H – 2200H
  • 5J346 – Kalibo – Manila; 2240H – 2340H
  • 5J339 – Manila – Kalibo; 0910H – 1015H
  • 5J340 – Kalibo – Manila; 1055H – 1200H
  • 5J485 – Manila – Bacolod; 0850H – 1005H
  • 5J486 – Bacolod – Manila; 1045H – 1200H
  • 5J901 – Manila – Caticlan; 0915H – 1025H
  • 5J902 – Caticlan – Manila; 1045H – 1200H
  • 5J584 – Cebu – Manila; 1745H – 1905H
  • 5J575 – Manila – Cebu; 1325H – 1440H
  • 5J580     Cebu – Manila    1045H    1200H
  • 5J581     Manila – Cebu    1340H    1455H
  • 5J557     Manila – Cebu    2115H    2255H
  • 5J587     Manila – Cebu    2230H    2345H
  • 5J887     Manila – Cotabato            0755H    0930H
  • 5J888     Cotabato – Manila            1020H    1155H
  • 5J703     Manila – Dipolog               0830H    0955H
  • 5J704     Dipolog – Manila               1035H    1200H
  • 5J625     Manila – Dumaguete       0535H    0650H
  • 5J626     Dumaguete – Manila       0730H    0845H
  • 5J991     Manila – General Santos                0400H    0545H
  • 5J992     General Santos – Manila                0625H    0815H
  • 5J404     Manila – Laoag   2100H    2220H
  • 5J405     Laoag – Manila   2240H    2355H
  • 5J521     Manila – Naga    0930H    1025H
  • 5J522     Naga – Manila    1045H    1140H
  • 5J781     Manila – Ozamiz                0505H    0630H
  • 5J782     Ozamiz – Manila                0710H    0835H
  • 5J635     Manila – Puerto Princesa              0840H    1000H
  • 5J636     Puerto Princesa – Manila               1040H    1200H
  • 5J373     Manila – Roxas   0910H    1015H
  • 5J374     Roxas – Manila   1055H    1200H
  • 5J504     Manila – Tuguegarao       0920H    1020H
  • 5J505     Tuguegarao – Manila       1100H    1200H

January 16, Friday:

  • 5J565     Manila – Cebu    1140H    1300H
  • 5J566     Cebu – Manila    1415H    1535H

January 17, Saturday:

  • 5J785     Manila – Butuan                0730H    0900H
  • 5J908     Caticlan – Manila               0745H    0850H
  • 5J897     Manila – Caticlan               0925H    1030H
  • 5J896     Caticlan – Manila               1050H    1205H
  • 5J899     Manila – Caticlan               1235H    1345H
  • 5J900     Caticlan – Manila               1405H    1515H
  • 5J895     Manila – Caticlan               0850H    1000H
  • 5J898     Caticlan – Manila               1020H    1125H
  • 5J901     Manila – Caticlan               1155H    1300H
  • 5J902     Caticlan – Manila               1320H    1430H
  • 5J894     Caticlan – Manila               0745H    0850H
  • 5J584     Cebu – Manila    1815H    1935H
  • 5J961     Manila – Davao  0330H    0510H
  • 5J962     Davao – Manila  0550H    0730H
  • 5J973     Manila – Davao  1725H    1910H
  • 5J956     Davao – Manila  1700H    1900H
  • 5J995     Manila – General Santos               1320H    1505H
  • 5J996     General Santos – Manila                1545H    1730H
  • 5J453     Manila – Iloilo     0855H    1005H
  • 5J454     Iloilo – Manila     1045H    1155H
  • 5J459     Manila – Iloilo     1855H    2000H
  • 5J460     Iloilo – Manila     2040H    2140H
  • 5J345     Manila – Kalibo  1715H    1825H
  • 5J323     Manila – Legazpi                0725H    0825H
  • 5J324     Legazpi – Manila                0905H    1005H
  • 5J637     Manila – Puerto Princesa               0730H    0850H

January 19, Monday:

  • 5J345     Manila – Kalibo  1810H    1910H
  • 5J346     Kalibo – Manila  1950H    2050H
  • 5J339     Manila – Kalibo  1300H    1405H
  • 5J340     Kalibo – Manila  1445H    1550H
  • 5J477     Manila – Bacolod               1735H    1845H
  • 5J478     Bacolod – Manila               1925H    2035H
  • 5J531     Manila – Busuanga           1340H    1445H
  • 5J532     Busuanga – Manila           1505H    1605H
  • 5J385     Manila – Cagayan de Oro              1230H    1400H
  • 5J386     Cagayan de Oro – Manila               1440H    1610H
  • 5J391     Manila – Cagayan de Oro              1345H    1510H
  • 5J392     Cagayan de Oro – Manila               1550H    1715H
  • 5J901     Manila – Caticlan               1310H    1415H
  • 5J902     Caticlan – Manila               1435H    1545H
  • 5J899     Manila – Caticlan               1335H    1445H
  • 5J900     Caticlan – Manila               1505H    1615H
  • 5J552     Cebu – Manila    0230H    0350H
  • 5J565     Manila – Cebu    1445H    1605H
  • 5J566     Cebu – Manila    1720H    1840H
  • 5J887     Manila – Cotabato            1245H    1420H
  • 5J888     Cotabato – Manila            1500H    1635H
  • 5J955     Manila – Davao  0555H    0755H
  • 5J457     Manila – Iloilo     1625H    1730H
  • 5J458     Iloilo – Manila     1810H    1915H
  • 5J459     Manila – Iloilo     2045H    2150H
  • 5J460     Iloilo – Manila     2230H    2330H
  • 5J447     Manila – Iloilo     1430H    1540H
  • 5J448     Iloilo – Manila     1620H    1730H
  • 5J329     Manila – Legazpi                1240H    1345H
  • 5J330     Legazpi – Manila                1425H    1530H
  • 5J373     Manila – Roxas   1330H    1435H
  • 5J374     Roxas – Manila   1515H    1620H
  • 5J653     Manila – Tacloban             1605H    1720H
  • 5J654     Tacloban – Manila             1800H    1915H
  • 5J659     Manila – Tacloban             1400H    1510H
  • 5J660     Tacloban – Manila             1550H    1700H
  • 5J973     Manila – Davao  2010H    2155H
  • 5J974     Davao – Manila  2310H    0055H

The following international flights also will follow an adjusted schedule:

Effective Jan. 15:

  • 5J724     Manila – Dammam           2215H    0300H
  • 5J7944   Manila – Dubai  1600H    2100H
  • 5J110     Manila – Hong Kong        0635H    0835H  
  • 5J111     Hong Kong – Manila         0945H    1145H  
  • 5J142     Manila – Hong Kong        2300H    0100H  
  • 5J499     Manila – Kuala Lumpur  1300H    1640H  
  • 5J5055   Narita – Manila 1510H    1910H  
  • 5J741     Riyadh – Manila 0420H    1915H  
  • 5J257     Manila – Siem Reap        2135H    2320H  
  • 5J803     Manila – Singapore          2140H    0105H
  • 5J7296   Sydney – Manila               1420H    1915H
  • 5J143     Hong Kong – Manila         2155H    2355H
  • 5J258     Siem Reap – Manila         2230H    0210H

Effective Jan. 16:

  • 5J725     Dammam – Manila           0430H    1850H
  • 5J804     Singapore – Manila          0150H    0515H
  • 5J1438   0145H    0345H
  • 0015H    0355H

Effective Jan. 18:

  • 5J807     Manila – Singapore          1955H    2320H

Effective Jan. 19:

  • 5J808     Singapore – Manila          0005H    0335H

 

Passengers in these cancelled flights may rebook their flights within 30 days from original departure date or request for a full travel fund or refund.

They may call +632 702 0888 or +632 230 8888 for their preferred option or visit Cebu Pacific’s organic ticket offices at NAIA Terminals 3 and 4; Robinsons Galleria, Imus, Manila; Cebu Airport Ticket Office; and Robinsons Fuente, Cebu City.

Passengers who wish to go to the NAIA Terminal 3 while the roads are closed may proceed to the MIAA Staging Area (NAIA Terminal 1 Parking B area), and present a valid ID and their itinerary to avail of the MIAA shuttle service.

Cebu Pacific though was criticized for cancellations during the holidays that left thousands of passengers stranded.

On January 12, the Civil Aeronautics Board slapped Cebu Pacific a punitive fine of P52-million for its botched holiday flights.  – Rappler.com

 

 

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