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HK passengers warned on flight cancellations

MANILA International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal yesterday advised passengers of Hong Kong outbound and inbound flights to continuously coordinate with their airlines following yesterday’s  cancellation of several flights due to public protests in several HK districts where reportedly, aviation workers are joining the strikes.

Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong’s flag carrier, has cancelled nine  flights yesterday namely CX907 (HKG-MNL); CX906 (MNL-HKG); CX919 (HKG-MNL); CX918 (MNL-HKG); CX903 (HKG-MNL); CX902 (MNL-HKG); CX935 (HKG-MNL); CX934 (MNL-HKG); CX939 (HKG-MNL).

Two  flights were also cancelled for today, (August 6, 2019) namely CX912 (MNL-HKG) and CX976 (MNL-HKG).

The MIAA, as of this writing, is still awaiting advice from other international carriers with routes to and from Manila and Hong Kong about the status of their flights.  So far, only the earlier stated flights have been cancelled.

Monreal, a former airline executive, encouraged airline operators to do careful planning of flights in view of the prevailing situation in Hong Kong.  He stressed that passenger convenience and safety should always be paramount in the decision-making process especially if uncertainty in airport operations is high.

Advance information to passengers will avoid crowding in the terminals and will save passengers the trouble of going to the airport and be made to wait for announcements.

‘We owe it to the passengers that they are timely and properly advised so they can revise their travel plans accordingly,’ the airport chief explained.

The public is also advised to check with the following NAIA flight operations contact numbers: NAIA Terminal 1 (8771109 loc. 765); NAIA Terminal 2 (8771109 loc 2880); NAIA Terminal 3 (877-7888 loc. 8144 and 8146).  NAIA’s voice hotline (877-1111) and SMS hotlines (0917-8396242 and 0918-9186242) entertain calls 24 hours daily.  Inquiries may also be sent through MIAA’s official Facebook Page and Twitter account  @MIAAGovPH .

Thousands of passengers were stranded at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminals 2 and 3 yesterday after flights were cancelled in connection with the ongoing public protests that are reportedly causing a slowdown in Hong Kong airport operations.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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