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PAL, Cebu Pac offer refund for Mindanao flights after martial law

The country’s two largest carriers are offering refund without penalty for their respective passengers after President Duterte declared Martial Law in Mindanao.

The country’s two largest carriers are offering refund without penalty for their respective passengers after President Duterte declared Martial Law in Mindanao.

Philippine Airlines said its passengers holding tickets with confirmed bookings from May 24 to July 30, to Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cotabato, Dipolog, Davao, General Santos, Ozamiz, Surigao and Zamboanga may rebook their tickets within 90 days from original flight date or within ticket validity period.

Passengers may also opt to reroute their flights on restricted/non-restricted tickets or refund their tickets without penalty.

Gokongwei-led Cebu Pacific, meanwhile, assured the riding public that its operations in Mindanao remain normal, with no restrictions or limitations imposed on air travel by the authorities.

“However, in light of recent situation in MarawiCity and the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao, Cebu Pacific and Cebgo strongly advise all their passengers to allot sufficient travel time to get to the airports due to the heightened security measures being implemented,” the airline said .

“Heavy traffic is also anticipated around the areas as numerous check points are expected to be put up,”it added.

Cebu Pacific said guests flying to and from any Cebu Pacific or Cebgo destination in Mindanao from May 25 to 31, 2017 who are concerned about travelling at this time may opt to rebook their tickets from free within 30 days or place the cost of the ticket in a travel fund for future use.

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