Cebu Pacific says Saturday domestic flights from Metro Manila 'fully booked'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 14 2020 03:34 PM

MANILA - Local airline Cebu Pacific announced that its domestic flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) were fully booked Saturday, as passengers sought to head out of Metro Manila before the community quarantine takes effect amid the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). 

The airline in a statement called on affected passengers to avoid going to the airport and facilitate their requests to refund, rebook, and fix their travel funds online "for the health and safety of everyone."

The airline said it was in the process of completing cancellations for flights from March 15 to April 14 - the duration of the community quarantine. 

"We will notify affected passengers via email addresses provided to us upon booking, once their bookings can be managed online," it said. 

The airline is also working on "mounting recovery options in the coming days and will announce them as soon as they are available." 

Under the community quarantine, land, domestic air, and domestic sea travel to and from Metro Manila will be prohibited. 

COVID-19 has infected some 100,000 people worldwide, with the Philippines racking in 64 cases and 6 deaths.