Bird strike forces CebuPac to cancel flights


Posted at May 02 2013 11:56 AM | Updated as of May 03 2013 04:55 AM

MANILA (UPDATED) – Cebu Pacific on Thursday apologized to hundreds of its passengers bound to and from Boracay for cancelling flights because of supposed cracks on the (wing) of a 70-seater plane caused by a bird strike.

Candice Iyog, vice president for marketing and distribution, said the company has cancelled four domestic flights to and from Boracay due to defects found on the aircraft’s wing.

In a statement on Thursday, the airline company said “a thorough check is now being done on the aircraft, before it is released into service.”

The firm added that the affected passengers were re-accommodated on the next available flights to Caticlan and Kalibo, and were provided meals and travel vouchers.

The passengers were also given the option to rebook their flights within 30 days. – With a report from Raoul Esperas