Airlines scrap, reroute flights as China fires live missiles in drills near Taiwan

SEOUL – Airlines have cancelled flights to Taipei and rerouted others to avoid airspace nearby that has been closed to civilian traffic during Chinese military exercises sparked by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. China deployed scores of planes and fired live missiles near Taiwan on Thursday in its biggest-ever drills […]

Airlines resume flights to South Korea

LOCAL airlines are now resuming their flights to South Korea has opened up to foreign tourists, issuing short-term visas for the first time in two years.South Korea, a popular destination among Filipinos, has also lifted most of the Covid-restrictions for residents.Budget-carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) will operate twice-weekly flights from Seoul (Incheon) to Cebu — every […]

Flag carrier to start first-ever Bangsamoro route in June

FLAG carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced on Thursday that it will start regular fights between Cotabato City and Tawi-Tawi in June. The airline is “inaugurating the first-ever air links within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM),” PAL said in an e-mailed statement. “Commencing on June 9, 2022, the new Cotabato – Tawi-Tawi – Cotabato PAL […]

Cebu Pacific to resume int’l flights from Cebu hub starting with Seoul flights

BUDGET carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) announced on Thursday the resumption of its international flights from Mactan Cebu International Airport in Cebu, starting with flights to South Korea in July. Following the reopening of South Korea to visitors, the airline’s Cebu hub will resume international service to South Korea as its first destination hub, Cebu Pacific […]

Mactan-Cebu airport resumes operations 

THE MACTAN-CEBU International Airport (MCIA), the country’s second busiest gateway, resumed operations Sunday after incurring damage from typhoon Odette (international name: Rai).   MCIA Authority General Manager Julius Neri, Jr. said the airport will initially cater to domestic flights, while international flights will resume on Dec. 21.    “MCIA can only use Terminal 2 at the moment, for both domestic and international flights, due to the damages in […]

Cebu Pacific increasing flights

BUDGET Carrier Cebu Pacific announced on Thursday that it will increase flights to Siargao, Boracay and Bohol next month, as well as resume several international flights beginning Sept. 30. “We believe that reopening domestic travel and the promotion of responsible travel is critical to rebuilding the trust and travel confidence in the industry,” Candice A. […]

Cebu Pacific cancels 30 flights, PAL mounts more repatriation flights during extended MECQ

CEBU Pacific and its regional brand Cebgo canceled several flights as the government extended the strict community quarantine status of the capital region until Sept. 7. “The Philippine government, through the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution No. 135-A, has retained the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) status of the National Capital Region until Sept. […]

Int’l flights return to MCIA; passengers swabbed on arrival

THE Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) has resumed servicing inbound international flights on Sunday, June 13, 2021, as the effectivity of the memorandum extending the diversion of MCIA-bound flights to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Pasay City ended at 11:59 p.m. on June 12. John Paul Valle, officer-in-charge of the MCIA Authority’s Airport Operations […]

Capitol mulls paying Cebu airfare of Cebuano ROFs in Metro Manila

THE Cebu Provincial Government plans to help returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) from Cebu who are affected by the diversion of international flights bound for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). It may assist with their airfare from Manila to Cebu. Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia said ROFs are already financially burdened […]

Cebu-bound int’l flights to be diverted to Manila

IN AN apparent rebuke of Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia over her testing and quarantine policy for overseas Filipino workers and returning overseas Filipinos (ROF), Malacañang ordered that all international flights bound for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) be diverted to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport for eight days beginning Saturday, May 29, 2021. Executive Secretary […]