Philippine Airlines will cut its service between Cebu and Los Angeles effective May 30 this year, as the carrier “rationalises capacity” on the three-times-weekly route.

The suspension comes following the beginning of double-daily flights between Manila and Los Angeles in December last year, operated by B777 aircraft. Philippine Airlines’ Cebu-Los Angeles route is currently served by its A340-300.

Passengers with tickets for flights PR152/PR153 between Cebu and Los Angeles dated May 30, 2017 and onwards can either re-route and rebook their flights to go through Manila, or receive a refund. Affected passengers will be contacted.

Philippine Airlines currently operates 25 flights per week between Manila and the US mainland, including daily to San Francisco and four times weekly to New York, which it reintroduced in 2014.

The airline is the only Philippine carrier operating direct flights to the US.