APEC prep spurs cancellation of over 200 PAL flights

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines on Saturday announced it has cancelled a total of 211 flights from Nov. 15 to 20 in preparation for the 2015 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting next month.

Of the 211 flights, 115 were domestic flights while 96 were international flights.

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These cancellations come after the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) advised a temporary runway closures at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) during the arrival and departure of heads of states in Manila.

PAL, however, assured that affected passengers will be re-accommodated on the soonest available flights.

“PAL assures affected passengers that the airline will reschedule their flights, with rebooking and penalty charges waived,” the airline said in a statement.

“Passengers with confirmed flights have the option to rebook prior to or within thirty days from their original flight date for as long as the new schedule falls within the ticket validity period. They also have the option to refund the full ticket cost, as refund charges are deemed waived,” it added.

The airline also said that it may cancel more flights as new information comes in on the flight movements of APEC leaders. (PNA / Azer N. Parrocha)

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