• 04/23/2019
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PAL CANCELS MORE FLIGHTS SCHEDULED FOR NOV. 20



MANILA — Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) canceled more international and domestic flights supposedly set for Nov. 20, as it heeds government’s call to airlines to reduce flights while the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) works on an enhanced air navigational system.

Earlier, PAL announced the cancellation of several domestic and international flights originally scheduled from November 14 to 19.

The cancellation of flights is PAL’s response to CAAP’s request while its air navigational system undergoes a transition phase, PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna told reporters over the weekend. 

Canceled flights for Nov. 20: 

PR 313 HONG KONG-MANILA

PR 538 DENPASAR-MANILA

PR 655 RIYADH-MANILA

PR 2141 MANILA-ILOILO

PR 2142 ILOILO-MANILA

PR 2521 MANILA-CAGAYAN DE ORO

PR 2522 CAGAYAN DE ORO-MANILA

PR 2835 MANILA-CEBU

PR 2857 MANILA-CEBU

PR 2858 CEBU-MANILA

PR 2861 MANILA-CEBU

PR 453 MANILA-GENERAL SANTOS

PR 454 GENERAL SANTOS-MANILA

PR 1809 MANILA-DAVAO

PR 1810 DAVAO-MANILA

PR 1821 MANILA-DAVAO

PR 1822 DAVAO-MANILA

PR 1841 MANILA-CEBU PR 1842

CEBU-MANILA PR 1863 MANILA-CEBU

PR 1864 CEBU-MANILA

CAAP spokesperson Eric Apolonio earlier told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) that reducing the number of flights is a measure needed for safety, since the air navigational system will have a transition phase.

This is the “migration from the old Manila ACC radar, which has a limited capacity, to the CNS-ATM (Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management) system, which can cover the whole country,” he said. (PNA)

Photo by Ma. Cristina Arayata/PNA

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