26 PAL flights cancelled

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 01 2011 07:01 PM | Updated as of Oct 02 2011 07:58 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine Airlines (PAL) on Saturday cancelled 26 flights due to a lack of workers.

More than 2,000 PAL employees, mostly members of the Philippine Airlines Employees Association (PALEA), were laid off on Saturday, as the airline began outsourcing its catering, call center and ground services to third-party service providers the same day.

About 30% who lost their jobs because of the outsourcing program were absorbed by the service providers.

Others who rejected the job offer are staying in their protest camp while the Court of Appeals hears their labor dispute against PAL management.

PAL expects its operations to return to normal in a few weeks.

“Usually sa isang transition phase, may mga adjustments, may mga preparations. Unti-unting kinukumpleto at reni-reinforce ‘yung manpower requirements. So lahat po to maaayos in the next 4 to 5 weeks,” said PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna.

The management is advising passengers to go to the airport at least 3 hours before their flight schedules.

Their hotlines are also open for flight information.

Members of PALEA held a rally on Friday, following a work stoppage implemented by the group earlier this week to paralyze PAL's operations.

PAL lost millions of dollars due to PALEA's "illegal" strike, according to PAL officials.

PAL also announced that the following flights will operate at NAIA Terminal 3:

Domestic Flights from Manila
PR195 MNLPPS ETD 0600H
PR291 MNLDGT ETD 0615H
PR327 MNLKLO ETD 1000H
PR183 MNLCGY ETD 1020H
PR321 MNLKLO ETD 1320H
PR177 MNLTAG ETD 1440H
PR323 MNLKLO ETD 1640H
PR135 MNLBCD ETD 1840H

Domestic Flights to Manila
PR196 PPSMNL ETA 0910H
PR292 DGTMNL ETA 0915H
PR328 KLOMNL ETA 1230H
PR184 CGYMNL ETA 1355H
PR322 KLOMNL ETA 1550H
PR178 TAGMNL ETA 1750H
PR324 KLOMNL ETA 1910H
PR136 BCDMNL ETA 2130H

The following flights will be operated by AirPhil Express :

PR393 MNLTAC ETD 1620H
PR394 TACMNL ETA 1940H
PR197 MNLPPS ETD 1740H
PR198 PPSMNL ETA 2100h

Meanwhile, the following PAL flights will be operated in NAIA Terminal 2:

International flights from Manila
PR466 MNLICN ETD 0100H
PR511 MNLSIN ETD 0615H
PR591 MNLSGN ETD 0720H
PR896 MNLTPE ETD 0720H
PR334 MNLXMN ETD 0740H
PR300 MNLHKG ETD 0800H
PR211 MNLSYDMEL ETD 0900H
PR730 MNLBKK ETD 1025H
PR336 MNLPVG ETD 1130H
PR438 MNLNGO ETD 1330H
PR408 MNLKIX ETD 1425H
PR306 MNLHKG ETD 1450H
PR468 MNLICN ETD 1510H
PR100 MNLHNL ETD 1520H
PR416 MNLPUS ETD 1525H
PR432 MNLNRT ETD 1600H
PR106 MNLYVRLAS ETD 1640H
PR310 MNLHKG ETD 1840H
PR398 MNLPEK ETD 1900H
PR505 MNLSIN ETD 1940H
PR110 MNLGUM ETD 2200H
PR102 MNLLAX ETD 2200H
PR104 MNLSFO ETD 2230H

International Flights to Manila
PR353 MFMMNL ETA 0005H
PR311 HKGMNL ETA 0040H
PR469 ICNMNL ETA 0100H
PR506 SINMNL ETA 0400H
PR105 SFOMNL ETA 0408H
PR103 LAXMNL ETA 0522H
PR536 CGKMNL ETA 0555H
PR107 LASYVRMNL ETA 0643H
PR111 GUMMNL ETA 0750H
PR399 PEKMNL ETA 0845H
PR313 HKGMNL ETA 1025H
PR467 ICNMNL ETA 1130H
PR437 NGOMNL ETA 1245H
PR407 KIXMNL ETA 1305H
PR431 NRTMNL ETA 1310H
PR301 HKGMNL ETA 1315H
PR335 XMNMNL ETA 1325H
PR592 SGNMNL ETA 1345H
PR753 DELBKKMNL ETA 1350H
PR502 SINMNL ETA 1430H
PR210 MELSYDMNL ETA 1720H
PR731 BKKMNL ETA 1820H
PR899 TPEMNL ETA 1930H
PR337 PVGMNL ETA 1930H
PR307 HKGMNL ETA 2005H
PR417 PUSMNL ETA 2350H
PR311 HKGMNL ETA 2350H

Domestic flights from Manila
PR453 MNLGES ETD 0700H
PR853 MNLCEB ETD 0900H
PR226 MNLLAO ETD 0950H
PR811 MNLDVO ETD 1000H
PR861 MNLCEB ETD 1245H
PR813 MNLDVO ETD 1530H
PR849 MNLCEB ETD 1530H
PR821 MNLDVO ETD 1945H
PR855 MNLCEB ETD 2030H

Domestic Flights to Manila
PR842 CEBMNL ETA 0615H
PR250 KLOMNL ETA 0700H
PR454 GESMNL ETA 1200H
PR227 LAOMNL ETA 1230H
PR854 CEBMNL ETA 1230H
PR812 DVOMNL ETA 1430H
PR850 CEBMNL ETA 1900H
PR814 DVOMNL ETA 2010H
PR822 DVOMNL ETA 2345H

Flights from and to Cebu
PR488 CEBICN ETD 1515H
PR489 ICNCEB ETA 0110H -- With a report from Zen Hernandez, ABS-CBN News