MANILA/TOKYO – Philippine Airlines on Thursday announced its plans to resume operating a limited number of passenger flights on selected routes to Japan, which is currently under hiatus due to travel curbs imposed by the government in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, from June 16.
The available destinations will be:
MANILA - TOKYO (HANEDA) - MANILA
June 22, 24, 29
TOKYO (NARITA) - MANILA
MANILA - OSAKA (KANSAI) - MANILA
Every Mon/Thu (Effective June 22)
MANILA - NAGOYA
Every Thu/Sun (Effective June 25)
NAGOYA - MANILA
Every Mon/Fri (Effective June 26)
“Our June 2020 flight schedules are highly subject to change for reasons beyond our control; these are not normal times. We may have to cancel, add or adjust our planned flights, based on COVID testing/quarantine limitations for international arrivals in the Philippines and travel bans and restrictions in other countries,” PAL said in an advisory.
The flag carrier noted that “Certain flights may land in Cebu instead of Manila, due to limited COVID testing slots in Manila. If so, passengers will undergo testing and hotel quarantine in Cebu. PAL will arrange for transfer to Manila (NAIA) for those who receive negative test results, usually within 24-48 hours of testing.”
“We plan to increase the number of routes and flights in the coming weeks and months, if allowed by aviation authorities, global public health conditions and the travel environment,” it added.
PAL also reminded passengers that all of its international flights from Manila this June will depart from NAIA Terminal 1, while arrivals will be at NAIA Terminal 2.
The carrier assured its passengers booked on a cancelled flight that their "current tickets are safe and remain valid." - Florenda Corpuz
(Photograph courtesy of Philippine Airline)