Now that Metro Manila has shifted to General Community Quarantine (GCQ), flights of the Philippine Airlines (PAL), AirAsia, and Cebu Pacific Air are finally returning for non-leisure travels.
If you’re seeing yourself riding on a plane in the following days –whether it is for business purposes or to reunite with your family after the monthslong enhanced community quarantine– here are some handy information to get you prepped up for your flight.
AirAsia will gradually resume its services beginning June 3, starting off with domestic flights between Manila and Cebu, Davao, Tacloban, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, and Tagbilaran. There will also be flights between Clark and the provinces of Tacloban, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao.
Meanwhile, international flights are expected to be back on July 1. All flights will arrive and depart at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3.
Check out their schedule below:
Passengers are advised to confirm their travel eligibility before booking a flight. Other guidelines include the wearing of face mask at all times, a limit of one piece cabin baggage per guest, being at the airport 3 hours before your flight departure, and of course, physical distancing.
Strict disinfection, temperature checks, thermal screening, and other procedures to ensure passenger safety are also in place.
Cebu Pacific Air
Cebu Pacific Air’s domestic flights will be operating between Manila, General Santos, Naga, Cagayan de Oro, and Cebu from June 2 to 4, while international flights are still suspended until June 30. All flights will arrive and depart at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3.
Check out their schedule below:
|Route||Flight||Estimated Departure||Effective Date|
|Manila-General Santos||5J 995||11:35am||June 2-4, 2020|
|General Santos-Manila||5J 996||2:20pm||June 2-4, 2020|
|Manila-Naga||DG 6111||12:10pm||June 3-4, 2020|
|Naga-Manila||DG 6112||2:00pm||June 3-4, 2020|
|Manila-Cagayan de Oro||5J 395||1:00pm||June 3-4, 2020|
|Cagayan de Oro-Manila||5J 396||3:25pm||June 3-4, 2020|
|Manila-Cebu||5J 553||1:05pm||June 3-4, 2020|
|Cebu-Manila||5J 554||3:35pm||June 3-4, 2020|
Updates for flights from June 5 onward will soon be announced. Guests are advised to check guidelines from the IATF, and to coordinate with the local governments of their origin and destination for the required documents.
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The Cebu Pacific Air’s Contactless Flight guidelines also include the wearing of masks, online check-in, being at the airport 3 hours before flight, counter closure of 1 hour before flight, maximum one hand-carry per person, contactless boarding procedures, and physical distancing.
They are also implementing extensive disinfection and other safety measures to ensure that there’s proper sanitation from the airport to the aircraft.
Philippine Airlines (PAL)
The Philippine Airlines has resumed operating scheduled flights on selected international and domestic routes, with certain travel rules to be observed per destination.
Their domestic flights will include routes between Manila and the following Basco, Laoag, Legazpi, Puerto Princesa, Busuanga (Coron), Bacolod, Cebu, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Kalibo, Caticlan (Boracay), Roxas, Tacloban, Tagbilaran (Panglao), Butuan, Cotabato, Cagayan de Oro, Dipolog, Davao, General Santos, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Zamboanga, and Davao.
On the other hand, international flights include trips to Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Honolulu, Guam, Vancouver, Toronto, Singapore, Xiamen, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Doha, Dubai, Dammam, Riyadh, Taipei, Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.
Sweeper flights are also now available for stranded passengers. For the complete schedule of flights, click here.
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Just like AirAsia and Cebu Pacific Air, PAL is currently implementing protocols for a safer flight. Face masks must be worn at all times, physical distancing must be observed, and carry on bags must fit certain size requirements. For more information, check out their guidelines page.
Schedules are subject to change without prior notice. Be sure to visit their respective websites and social media pages for the latest updates.
Homestream image from the Philippine Airlines on Facebook.