PAL, Cebu Pacific to fly stranded passengers in Zamboanga to Manila

MANILA, (PNA) — Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific Air will fly stranded passengers in Zamboanga City to Manila.

This was announced Wednesday by Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II after he requested PAL’s Ramon S. Ang, and Cebu Pacific’s Lance Gokongwei to accommodate stranded passengers with valid plane tickets from Zamboanga to Manila flights.

Roxas said the passengers will be flown out of Zamboanga City via a C-130 plane from the Philippine Air Force to General Santos City. From here, passengers will be accommodated to flights to Manila.

He reminded passengers to just present their valid tickets to airline officials for the accommodation.

Commercial flights to and from Zamboanga City have been suspended by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) for three days now due to the ongoing crisis in the city.

CAAP said the suspension of commercial flights in Zamboanga will be extended to Thursday.