Cebu Pacific to Cancel Flights Between PH and Mainland China Starting February 2
In a precautionary measure to stop the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (NCoV), Cebu Pacific has canceled flights between the Philippines and mainland China starting February 2 until March 29.
This announcement comes a day after the airline announced it will reduce flights between the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Macau.
Affected passengers may rebook their flights within 30 days of the original travel date, refund the tickets in full, or store the value in a travel fund for future use.
Yesterday, January 31, Cebu Pacific issued a statement regarding the 38-year-old female Chinese passenger who rode the airline on January 21 and was confirmed to be positive with NCoV. The cabin crew and pilots have shown no signs of illness and the aircraft used for the flights have been grounded and undergoing disinfection. Cebu Pacific is also in the process of contacting other passengers seated in the vicinity of the patient.
Other airlines, such as the Philippine Airlines, Juneyao, Xiamen Air, China Eastern Air, and OK Air have also cancelled flights between Kalibo and certain Chinese areas.