Cebu Pacific suspends all flights until April 14 due to COVID-19 lockdown


Posted at Mar 17 2020 04:16 PM

MANILA - Cebu Pacific said Tuesday all flights would be canceled from March 19 to April 14 in compliance with the Luzon-wide lockdown and similar quarantines elsewhere in the country to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The last day of operations will be on March 18 to service flights from Manila, Bangkok, Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Ho Chi Minh, Singapore, Taipei, Bali and Jakarta, the country's largest carrier said in an advisory. 

"All Cebu Pacific and CebGo flights will be canceled from March 19 until April 14, in support of government regulations on COVID-19," Cebu Pacific said.

Philippine Airlines and AirAsia earlier announced flight cancellations due to COVID-19.

Affected passengers can rebook, refund or store the value of the ticket in a fund, it said. 

Ticket offices will also be closed from March 19 to April 14 for the safety of passengers and personnel, the carrier said. Changes can be done through the "manage booking" portal in its website, Cebu Pacific said.

Cebu Pacific earlier said the COVID-19 pandemic would "significantly" dent revenues and operating expenses.