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PAL seeks ‘understanding’

Philippine Airlines yesterday sought the understanding of its passengers for the cancellation of its flights to and from Davao after a Cebu Pacific aircraft, overshot the runway of the Davao International Airport and caused obstruction, the company said in a press release.

PAL  said it upgraded flights to a wide-bodied aircraft for its General Santos-Manila flight to accommodate passengers from Davao who are willing to be re-routed to General Santos.

PAL advised affected passengers to contact the airline’s representative in Davao, Branch Manager Andy Mandanas, or Supervisor Ephraim Fernandez, with office numbers (082)234-0073 local 2728) and signify their willingness to take the Gen Santos route going to Manila.

PAL will take care of the land transfer from Davao to Gen San using air-conditioned buses, the press release said.

 All rebooking fees for the affected flights are being waived and the airline will also provide food and drinks for affected passengers, it added.

Based on the latest advisory from the Civil Aviation Authority, the Francisco Bangoy International Airport or Davao International Airport was scheduled to re-open at 8 p.m. yesterday, at which time PAL flights to Davao slated to resume, the press release said.

Since the closure of the airport at 7 p.m. Sunday, PAL cancelled nine flights, while PAL Express cancelled two as the Cebu Pacific aircraft had obstructed the runway, the press release said.*


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