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Highlights

  • Major airline companies in the Philippines have announced plans to resume limited domestic and international flights
  • Flights to start from June 3, Wednesday, following the government's move to ease COVID-19 restrictions.

Manila: Major airline companies in the Philippines have announced a plan to resume limited domestic flights starting from Wednesday following the government's move to ease COVID-19 restrictions.

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a televised address on Tuesday that international commercial flights remain suspended, except for a few to repatriate distressed overseas Filipino workers and stranded foreign nationals, reports Xinhua news agency.

PAL cabin crew in their new uniform
PAL cabin crew in their new COVID-19 era uniform. Image Credit: Philippine Airlines

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL), Cebu Pacific Air and AirAsia issued advisories on Monday about their plan to resume domestic flight services after over two months suspension.

The lockdown imposed in mid-March restricted air, land and sea travel and suspended mass transportation in Metro Manila and many parts of the country after airports were shut down to avoid infection.

Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal said the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) "is ready for domestic operations".

In an advisory on Tuesday, NAIA said Monreal "gave advice to airlines to make sure flights have the approval from the inter-agency coronavirus task force and the local government units, and to keep their passengers properly and timely informed".

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said that Carlito Galvez, chief implementer of the national action plan to combat COVID-19, issued an order on Monday night to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines to allow "domestic commercial aviation".

PAL said in an advisory that it planed to resume selected international flights this month to Asia, including to the port city of Xiamen in China, North America, Europe and the Middle East.

The Philippines now has 18,638 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 960 deaths.

Following are the international flights that PAL will operate in June 2020:

MANILA – LOS ANGELES – MANILA

PR 102/103 – June 8 and 10

PR 102/103 – Every Mon / Wed / Thu / Sun (Effective June 11)

PR 102/103 – Every Mon / Wed / Thu / Sat / Sun (Effective June 15)

MANILA – SAN FRANCISCO – MANILA

PR 104/105 – June 1 and 10

PR 104/105 – Every Mon / Wed / Fri / Sun (Effective June 11)

MANILA – NEW YORK (JFK) – MANILA

PR 126/127 – Every Thu / Sun (Effective June 11)

PR 126/127 – Every Wed / Thu / Sun (Effective June 22)

MANILA – HONOLULU – MANILA

PR 100/101 – Every Tue / Sat (Effective June 13)

MANILA – GUAM

PR 110 – June 12

PR 110 – Every Fri / Mon (Effective June 15)

GUAM – MANILA

PR 111 – June 13

PR 111 – Every Sat / Tue (Effective June 15)

MANILA – VANCOUVER – MANILA

PR 116/117 – June 10 and 14

PR 116/117 – Every Wed / Thu / Sun (Effective June 15)

MANILA – TORONTO – MANILA

PR 118/119 – June 10 and 14

PR 118/119 – Every Mon / Wed / Sun (Effective June 22)

MANILA – SINGAPORE – MANILA

PR 507/508 – June 3

PR 507/508 – Every Wed / Fri / Sun (Effective June 12)

MANILA – XIAMEN – MANILA

PR 330/331 – Every Wednesday (Effective June 17)

MANILA – JAKARTA

PR 535 – Every Sat (Effective June 13)

PR 535 – Every Tue / Sat (Effective June 16)

JAKARTA – MANILA

PR 536 – Every Sun (Effective June 14)

PR 536 – Every Wed /Sun (Effective June 17)

MANILA – KUALA LUMPUR – MANILA

PR 527/528 – Every Saturday (Effective June 13)

MANILA – HO CHI MINH CITY (SAIGON) – MANILA

PR 591/592 – Every Mon / Wed / Sat (Effective June 15)

MANILA – HONG KONG – MANILA

PR 300/301 – Every Fri / Sun (Effective June 19)

MANILA – DOHA – MANILA

PR 684/685 – Every Thursday (Effective June 15)

MANILA – DUBAI – MANILA

PR 658/659 – Every Tuesday (Effective June 15)

MANILA – DAMMAM – MANILA

PR 682/683 – Every Saturday (Effective June 15)

MANILA – RIYADH – MANILA

PR 654/655 – Every Mon / Fri (Effective June 15)

MANILA – TAIPEI – MANILA

PR 890/891 – Every Mon / Fri (Effective June 16)

MANILA – TOKYO (HANEDA) – MANILA

PR 422/421 – Every Mon / Wed / Fri / Sun (Effective June 22)

MANILA – OSAKA (KANSAI) – MANILA

PR 412/411 – Every Mon / Thu / Sun (Effective June 22)

MANILA – NAGOYA

PR 438 – Every Thu / Sun (Effective June 22)

NAGOYA – MANILA

PR 437 – Every Fri / Mon (Effective June 23)

Domestic flights are as follows:

MANILA – BASCO – MANILA

PR 2936/2937 – Wed / Fri /Sun (Effective June 01)

PR 2936/2937 – Mon/ Wed / Fri /Sun (Effective June 08)

MANILA – LAOAG – MANILA

PR 2196/2197 – Every Tue / Sat (Effective June 01)

PR 2198/2199 – Every Wed / Sun (Effective June 01)

MANILA – LEGAZPI – MANILA

PR 2921/2922 – June 5, Friday

PR 2921/2922 – Every Wed / Fri / Sat (Effective June 08)

MANILA – PUERTO PRINCESA – MANILA

PR 2785/2786 – Every Tue / Fri / Sat (Effective June 08)

MANILA – BUSUANGA (CORON) – MANILA

PR 2961/2962 – Every Tue / Wed / Thu / Fri (Effective June 15)

PR 2965/2966 – Every Sunday (Effective June 15)

MANILA – BACOLOD – MANILA

PR 2131/2132 – Daily (Effective June 01)

MANILA – CEBU – MANILA

PR 1845/1846 – Thu / Fri / Sat / Sun (Effective June 01)

PR 1845/1846 – Daily (Effective June 08)

MANILA – DUMAGUETE – MANILA

PR 2545/2546 – Every Mon / Wed / Fri / Sat / Sun (Effective June 01)

MANILA – ILOILO – MANILA

PR 2141/2142 – Daily (Effective June 01)

MANILA – KALIBO – MANILA

PR 2969/2970 – Every Wed / Fri / Sun (Effective June 08)

MANILA – CATICLAN (BORACAY) – MANILA

PR 2041/2042 – Every Wed / Fri / Sat / Sun (Effective June 01)

PR 2041/2042 – Every Mon / Wed / Fri / Sun (Effective June 08)

MANILA – ROXAS – MANILA

PR 2203/2204 – Every Mon / Wed / Fri / Sat (Effective June 08)

MANILA – TACLOBAN – MANILA

PR 2985/2986 – Every Mon / Thu / Sun (Effective June 01)

PR 2985/2986 – Daily (Effective June 08)

MANILA – TAGBILARAN (PANGLAO) – MANILA

PR 2773/2774 – Every Wed / Fri / Sun (Effective June 01)

PR 2773/2774 – Every Mon / Wed / Fri / Sat / Sun (Effective June 08)

MANILA – BUTUAN – MANILA

PR 2967/2968 – Every Mon / Wed / Fri / Sun (Effective June 01)

PR 2967/2968 – Every Mon / Wed / Fri / Sat / Sun (Effective June 08)

MANILA – COTABATO – MANILA

PR 2959/2960 – Every Wed / Sun (Effective June 01)

PR 2959/2960 – Every Mon / Wed / Fri / Sun (Effective June 08)

MANILA – CAGAYAN DE ORO – MANILA

PR 2521/2522 – Every Mon / Wed / Fri / Sun (Effective June 01)

MANILA – DIPOLOG – MANILA

PR 2557/2558 – Every Mon / Wed (Effective June 01)

PR 2557/2558 – Every Mon / Wed / Fri / Sun (Effective June 08)

MANILA – DAVAO – MANILA

PR 2813/2814 – Daily (Effective June 01)

MANILA – GENERAL SANTOS – MANILA

PR 453/454 – Every Mon / Wed / Sun (Effective June 01)

PR 453/454 – Every Mon / Wed / Fri / Sun (Effective June 08)

MANILA – OZAMIZ – MANILA

PR 2889/2890 – Every Fri / Sun (Effective June 01)

PR 2889/2890 – Every Mon / Wed / Fri / Sun (Effective June 08)

MANILA – PAGADIAN – MANILA

PR 2783/2784 – Every Tue / Sat (Effective June 01)

PR 2783/2784 – Every Tue / Thu / Sat / Sun (Effective June 08)

MANILA – ZAMBOANGA – MANILA

PR 2997/2998 – Every Mon / Wed / Thu / Sat (Effective June 01)

PR 2997/2998 – Every Mon / Wed / Thu / Fri / Sat / Sun (Effective June 08)

CEBU – DAVAO – CEBU

PR 2363/2364 – Every Fri / Sun (Effective June 01)

PR 2363/2364 – Daily (Effective June 08)