By Ma. Cristina Arayata/PNA

MANILA — Local carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) has announced the cancellation of 160 domestic flights scheduled for May 1-10.

In an advisory, CEB said the cancellation is due to the carrier’s need to reduce the number of flights given its current operating conditions, particularly in its Manila hub.

Reducing the flights would create space for operational recovery, minimize delays and give passengers the chance to make alternate travel plans, the advisory read. 

“We are doing this because we have seen an unprecedented level of disruption to our operations, and our passengers are experiencing extended delays and some on-the-spot cancellations,” CEB said.

The cancelled flights are:

May 1 (Wednesday)

  • 5J551/5J552 Manila-Cebu-Manila
  • 5J623/5J624 Manila-Dumaguete-Manila
  • 5J983 Manila-Davao
  • 5J639/5J640 Manila-Puerto Princesa-Manila
  • 5J504/5J505 Manila-Tuguegarao-Manila

May 2 (Thursday)

  • 5J473/5J474 Manila-Bacolod-Manila
  • 5J569/5J570 Manila-Cebu-Manila
  • 5J983/5J984 Manila-Davao-Manila
  • 5J455/5J456 Manila-Iloilo-Manila
  • 5J891/5J892 Manila-Caticlan (Boracay)-Manila

May 3 (Friday)

  • DG6503/DG6504 Manila-Cebu-Manila
  • DG6241/DG6242 Manila-Caticlan (Boracay)-Manila
  • DG6663/DG6664 Cebu-Zamboanga-Cebu
  • DG6987-DG6988 Zamboanga-Tawi-Tawi-Zamboanga
  • 5J984 Davao-Manila
  • 5J791/5J792 Manila-Butuan-Manila
  • 5J859/5J860 Manila-Zamboanga-Manila
  • 5J901/5J902 Manila-Caticlan (Boracay)-Manila
  • 5J631/5J632 Manila-Dumaguete-Manila
  • 5J579/5J580 Manila-Cebu-Manila

May 4 (Saturday)

  • DG6509/DG6510 Manila-Cebu-Manila
  • DG6462/DG6463 Cebu-Bacolod-Cebu
  • DG6515/DG6516 Cebu-Dumaguete-Cebu
  • DG6241/DG6242 Manila-Caticlan (Boracay)-Manila
  • 5J791/5J792 Manila-Butuan-Manila
  • 5J859/5J860 Manila-Zamboanga-Manila
  • 5J621/5J622 Manila-Bohol (Tagbilaran)-Manila
  • 5J327/5J328 Manila-Legazpi-Manila
  • 5J861/5J862 Manila-Zamboanga-Manila

May 5 (Sunday)

  • 5J641/5J642 Manila-Puerto Princesa-Manila
  • 5J859/5J860 Manila-Zamboanga-Manila
  • 5J621/5J622 Manila-Bohol (Tagbilaran)-Manila
  • 5J327/5J328 Manila-Legazpi-Manila
  • 5J389/5J390 Manila-Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)-Manila

May 6 (Monday)

  • 5J641/5J642 Manila-Puerto Princesa-Manila
  • 5J 859/5J860 Manila-Zamboanga-Manila
  • 5J 629/5J630 Manila-Dumaguete-Manila
  • 5J375/5J376 Manila-Roxas-Manila
  • 5J377/5J378 Manila-Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)-Manila

May 7 (Tuesday)

  • 5J781/5J782 Manila-Ozamiz-Manila
  • 5J504/5J505 Manila-Tuguegarao-Manila
  • 5J389/5J390 Manila-Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)-Manila
  • 5J471/5J472 Manila-Bacolod-Manila
  • 5J461/5J462 Manila-Iloilo-Manila

May 8 (Wednesday)

  • 5J641/5J642 Manila-Puerto Princesa-Manila
  • 5J463/5J464 Manila-Iloilo-Manila
  • 5J389/5J390 Manila-Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)-Manila
  • 5J395/5J396 Manila-Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)-Manila
  • 5J579/5J580 Manila-Cebu-Manila

May 9 (Thursday)

  • 5J991/5J992 Manila-General Santos-Manila
  • 5J635/5J636 Manila-Puerto Princesa-Manila
  • 5J857/5J858 Manila-Zamboanga-Manila
  • 5J327/5J328 Manila-Legazpi-Manila
  • 5J981/5J982 Manila-Davao-Manila

May 10 (Friday)

  • 5J991/5J992 Manila-General Santos-Manila
  • 5J859/5J860 Manila-Zamboanga-Manila
  • 5J629/5J630 Manila-Dumaguete-Manila
  • 5J389/5J390 Manila-Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)-Manila
  • 5J395/5J396 Manila-Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)-Manila

The Philippine News Agency (PNA) reached out to CEB for comments, but no response was given as of writing.

Last April 24, CEB cancelled 24 domestic flights, apparently due to “operational limitations”.

The “unprecedented disruption to operation” was also cited when CEB announced cancellation of at least 48 flights scheduled for April 28-30.

Meanwhile, according to CEB, affected passengers from April 28 to May 10 will receive one round-trip travel voucher which they can use for future flight.

Affected passengers may opt to rebook or reroute their flights, get a full refund, or place the full cost of ticket in a travel fund.

CEB said it will continue to exhaust all means to inform passengers about the latest advisory.

Image: cc Alec Wilson | Flickr

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