Tuesday, August 3, 2010
PAL cancels more flights, braces for long impasse
Philippine Airlines (PAL) has canceled six of its flights until November due to the resignation of more than 20 of its pilots.
PAL is contacting all the affected passengers to help them rebook their flights. In a Balitanghali report on Tuesday, PAL spokesman Jonathan Gesmundo said from August 2 to November 30, these flights are canceled:
PR 143 Manila - Iloilo
PR 148 Iloilo - Manila
PR 135 Manila - Bacolod
PR 136 Bacolod - Manila
PR 181 Manila - Cagayan
PR 182 Cagayan - Manila
PAL has reduced its Iloilo and Cagayan flights from four to three and its Bacolod flights from five to four. However, PR 181, the 4:45 am flight from Manila - Cagayan will still be available every Thursday.
PAL hopes to hire new pilots by November 30. For inquiries and other concerns, the PAL hotline numbers are: 855-8888 and 777-4800.