Following the decision by the Philippine government to extend the modified enhanced community quarantine in Manila and the rest of Luzon, the Philippine-based carriers announced they will extend the grounding of their flights to the end of the month.
Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and Philippines AirAsia will cancel all scheduled commercial flights between May 16-31.
Regarding the development, Philippine Airlines said in a statement: “The continued pause in our Manila, Cebu, and Clark hub operations is in compliance with the Philippine government’s declaration of the modified enhanced community quarantine and related local restrictions for the period from May 16 to 31.”
The airlines have stated they are notifying and working with customers for travel funds or for new flight arrangements. “We encourage passengers on cancelled flights to manage their bookings online via our website, before their scheduled travel dates,” Cebu Pacific said in an advisory on Wednesday.
While Philippine Airlines' flights will remain suspended, the airline also stated it is evaluating the possibility of international and domestic flights to/from Davao in coordination with government authorities. It will also continue to operate repatriation flights for inbound Philippine citizens and foreigners heading home, along with cargo flights.