Philippine Airlines said it will suspend all remaining international flights from March 26 until April 14.
The airline previously planned to continue operating a limited number of international services to and from Manila from March 21 to April 1 “in response to the Philippine Government’s call to help Filipinos and foreign tourists return home and overseas Filipino workers fly back to their places of work”, but the airline said it could no longer carry out these flights because of an increasing number of travel and entry restrictions imposed by countries, a drop in demand for travel, as well as “continuing challenges” in staffing its Manila airport hub during the ongoing lockdown.
Philippine Airlines said its last flight departing from Manila will be PR104 bound for San Francisco at 2210 on March 25, while several inbound flights will continue to arrive in Manila on March 26 from Los Angeles, Tokyo Narita and Jakarta, and on March 27 from New York JFK, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The airline added that it has suspended all domestic flights on March 17, following the government’s latest measures to put the entire Luzon under a month-long quarantine until mid-April to stop the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Details of the airline’s flight changes and refund policies can be found here.
The airline said its goal is to resume operations from April 15, “if warranted by Philippine and international authorities, global public health conditions and the travel environment”.
It added that it’ll continue to make aircraft and service personnel available for special flights to retrieve stranded passengers and cargo flights to “keep intact critical supply chains”.