Cebu Pacific has announced changes to its flight schedules this August following the recent abrupt advisory by the government about heightened community quarantine protocols.
The country’s leading carrier said it has started accommodating only essential travel from July 30 to August 20, 2021. Cebu Pacific will continue operating flights as schedules until August 5, 2021.
The move comes after the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution No. 130-A that puts the NCR Plus Area “under a more stringent General Community Quarantine with Heightened Restrictions (GCQ-HR) from July 30 to August 5.” The same resolution also mandates a two-week Enhanced Community Quarantine in NCR from August 6 to August 20, 2021. The new quarantine modifications will serve as a ‘circuit breaker’ for the possible surge of Delta-variant Covid-19 in the area.
“Passengers who wish to postpone their domestic flights and those traveling for non-essential reasons until August 20 may cancel up to two (2) hours before their scheduled time of departure, and may select their preferred option through the Manage Booking portal on the Cebu Pacific website,” Cebu Pacific’s advisory read.
Affected passengers can rebook for travel within 60 days incurring no additional cost (the airline permanently removed change fees and waived fare difference). They can also opt to store the ticket amount to a Travel Fund or a virtual Cebu Pacific wallet with 2-year validity. The fund can be used to book a new flight or pay for add-ons.
Passengers are also advised to update their contact information via this link to receive email notifications on flight reminders and other updates.
Tech and Lifestyle Journal will constantly post updates on Cebu Pacific’s operations in the coming days.