#WalangBiyahe: August 20 flight cancellations


Posted at Aug 19 2018 07:53 PM | Updated as of Aug 19 2018 09:57 PM

MANILA - Some flights were cancelled on Monday, August 20, due to excessive delays caused by a Chinese plane that slid off the runway at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

The following flights have been cancelled:

• 5J 483/484 Manila-Bacolod-Manila
• 5J 451/452 Manila-Iloilo-Manila
• 5J 321/322 Manila-Legazpi-Manila

• Z20763 Manila - Cebu
• Z20764 Cebu - Manila
• Z20424 Manila - Puerto Princesa
• Z20425 Puerto - Manila
• Z20309 Manila - Iloilo
• Z20310 Iloilo - Manila
• Z2 225 Manila - Caticlan
• Z2 226 Caticlan - Manila
• Z2 761 Manila - Cebu
• Z2 762 Cebu - Manila

Cebu Pacific said affected passengers may be re-accommodated on the next available flights.

They may also avail of other options, which include rebooking of flights within 30 days from the original date of departure, converting the flight into a travel fund for future use, or full refund.

Passengers with flights to and from NAIA Terminal 3 between August 17 to 21 may also contact Cebu Pacific to inform them of their preferred option even after their original flight schedule.

On Sunday, seven international and 44 domestic flights were cancelled.

Some 165 flights on Friday and Saturday were cancelled after a Xiamen Airlines aircraft's bumpy landing, according to airport media officer Connie Bungag.

The plane landed on its second attempt before skidding onto the grass, ripping off its left engine and blocking the runway late Thursday evening.

The 157 passengers and 8 crew aboard were able to disembark without suffering any major injuries.