Cebu Pacific cancels Dubai-Manila flight due to 'technical issue'


Posted at Aug 23 2017 09:01 AM

MANILA - Cebu Pacific said a Manila-bound flight from Dubai on Wednesday was cancelled due to a "technical issue" prior to departure.

Passengers on Flight 5J015 will be accommodated on the next available flight at 3:10 a.m. Thursday (Manila time), Cebu Pacific said in a statement.

Affected passengers were provided with meals, hotel accommodation and a one-way travel voucher, the country's largest carrier said, without saying how many were affected.

"We apologize for any inconvenience this situation has caused. The safety of our passengers remains our top priority," Cebu Pacific said.

The cancelled flight was supposed to have departed Dubai at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday local time (3:10 a.m. Wednesday, Manila time).