In view of the recent proclamation of President Rodrigo Duterte placing the whole Mindanao on Martial Law, airline companies Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air and Air Asia issued separate Mindanao Travel Advisories for their guests traveling to the region.
Philippine Airlines Travel Advisory and Guidelines
In a statement, PAL announced options for passengers with confirmed bookings from May 24 to July 30, 2017 as follows
- Guests may rebook their flights within 90 days from original booking free of charges. Prepaid baggage may be rebooked or carried to the new flight date of the passenger.
- Passengers may have their tickets reimbursed without charges.
- Reroute restricted/non-restricted tickets without penalties, however, when needed, additional fares and taxes may be computed
The above options can be availed by Philippine Airlines guests with confirmed bookings to these destinations: Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cotabato, Dipolog, Davao, General Santos, Ozamiz, Surigao and Zamboanga.
For any inquiry, concerned passengers may call Philippine Airlines Hotline at (02) 855 – 8888 or visit the closest PAL ticketing officer or partner travel agent.
Cebu Pacific Mindanao Travel Advisory
According Cebu Pacific Air, their operations in Mindanao remain normal. However, the airline has given the choices below to passengers who have some concerns on flying to Mindanao from May 25 to 31, 2017.
- Do rebooking of your tickets within 30 days from original flight without rebooking fees
- Put your ticket value in a travel fund for future flights
Passengers who have inquiries may contact Cebu Pacific hotline at +632 7020-888.
Cebu Pacific operate flights to these destinations in Mindanao: Butuan, Cagayan De Oro, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, General Santos, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Siargao, Surigao, Tandag, Zamboanga.
Air Asia Flight Advisory
Air Asia issued Flight Advisory as of May 25, 2017 in relation to the Martial Law Declaration in Mindanao.
Air Asia which has flights to Davao only, announced that their operations in Davao is still in normal routine.
Yet, for Air Asia guests who have purchased tickets and who have concerns in flying to Davao from May 25 to July 25, they can avail the choices below
- Guests can move their flights until August 25, 2017
- Credit Shell or Travel Fund for 90 days
For more information, Air Asia guests may call Air Asia hotline: (+632) 722 2742 from Mondays to Sundays at 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Allot more time in going to the airport. Check points are expected to be placed in various places, thus heavy traffic is foreseen. Also, it is expected that airports security measures will be beefed up.
We will be sharing more Mindanao Travel Advisories as soon as announced by the concerned airlines.
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