Philippine Airlines said it cancelled several flights on Wednesday and Thursday in anticipation of Typhoon Ulysses (international name: Vamco) which is expected to directly affect parts of Luzon.
PAL said that on Wednesday, the following domestic flights were cancelled PR2923 Manila-Legazpi and PR2924 Legazpi-Manila.
It said that on Nov. 12, these international flights were cancelled.
PR511 Manila – Singapore
PR502 Singapore – Manila
PR890 Manila - Taipei
PR891 Taipei - Manila
PR412 Manila – Osaka Kansai
PR411 Osaka Kansai - Manila
PR428 Manila – Tokyo Narita
PR427 Tokyo Narita – Manila
The airline also announced the cancellation of the following domestic flights on Nov. 12.
PR1845 Manila – Cebu
PR453 Manila – General Santos
PR1813 Manila - Davao
PR2521 Manila - Cagayan de Oro
PR2997 Manila - Zamboanga
PR2985 Manila - Tacloban
PR2959 Manila - Cotabato
PAL said it would closely monitor the typhoon situation and would provide updates on further changes.
"Please continue to monitor the status of your flights by logging on to www.philippineairlines.com or checking further advisories on our Official PAL Facebook page," it said.
"Even after the typhoon recedes and weather improves, it may take some time to restore normal schedules, as we would need to reposition aircraft and undertake other operational adjustments based on the revised slots and clearances at the affected airports, in coordination with the airport and air traffic control authorities," the airline said.
"Please do not proceed to the airport if your flight is cancelled, but instead avail of the rebooking options," PAL said in the advisory. "If your contact details are in our reservations records, you will be informed of the status of your flights via e-mail, telephone call or SMS/text."
PAL said affected passengers have the option to rebook on the flight of their choice (on the same cabin class) within 30 days from original travel date with rebooking service fees waived.
"You also have the option to refund your ticket cost within 30 days from original travel date. You may convert your ticket to a travel voucher for future use," it said.
PAL said that passengers of affected flights would need to take another COVID-19 test for new flight schedule.
"You may undergo cRT-PCR testing at the Philippine Airlines Learning Center located at 540 Padre Faura cor. Adriatico St. Ermita, Manila. Our Department of Health-accredited laboratory partner Detoxicare Molecular Diagnostics provides drive-thru or walk-in RT-PCR testing from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at a cost of P4,500. Results are released within 24 hours," it said.