Passenger flights from Manila to Hong Kong for the next two weeks has been suspended.
However, flights from Hong Kong to Manila will continue.
MANILA — Flight operations of flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) from Manila to Hong Kong has been suspended starting 29 August until 11 September.
The suspension was imposed after three of seven confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong were found to have come from PAL’s flight PR300 from Manila last Sunday.
According to PAL, all three passengers, two Filipinos and one Chinese national, showed negative test results for COVID-19 when they checked in for their flight.
PAL confirmed the suspension and said that flight operations from Hong Kong to Manila continues.
“Philippine Airlines passenger flight from Hong Kong to Manila continue to operate every Wednesday, Thursday, and Frida, according to our planned schedules. In the other direction, while PAL will not be able to carry passengers from Manila to Hong Kong up to September 11 to comply with the restriction, we will continue to operate all-cargo flights into Hong Kong,” said PAL.
Meanwhile, PAL advised passengers affected by the suspension to rebook, refund, or convert their tickets into a travel voucher. Fees for rebooking and refund have been waived.
The airline also said it complies with industry and regulatory safety protocols in the Philippines and abroad consistently.
“We reiterate that the top priority of Philippine Airlines has always been the safety and health of our passengers. We assure the flying public that strict safety measures are in place to protect our passengers throughout the journey on all our flights,” the airline company said. (RA/The MiNT)