The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) announced that the Ninoy Aquino International Airport will limit the number of passengers that are arriving in Manila. As of today March 18, they will only allow only 1,500 per day.
Starting from March 18 until April 19, 2021, at 8:00 am Philippine time, the NAIA will only accept a number of passengers as the CAB advised the airlines.
Cielo Villaluna, the Philippine Airlines spokesman said that, with the limitation of the number of passengers, they will have to cancel many international flights as well, going to and from Manila during the date announced.
"Philippine Airlines will operate our full international schedule for March 18 but we will announcing in due course any flight cancellations on other days for the rest of the period," PAL said.
Furthermore, CAB also advised the airlines to follow the directives of the Bureau of Immigration regarding the essential inbound travelers that are allowed to enter the borders of the Philippines.
The CAB announcements include all the local and foreign airlines that are flying to and from Manila, that includes international flights as well.
"Please note that certain passenger types will thus need to postpone their Manila-bound travel until after the stated period," PAL said.
"Please stay posted for further updates, as we await the final announcements and information from the BI and the concerned authorities," PAL added.
"We seek your understanding as we prepare to make adjustments in our operations to comply with these latest government measures, as we support the national effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19," PAL stated.
Moreover, the CAB forewarns the airlines that are operating at NAIA "that will exceed the allowed capacity will be meted with the appropriated penalty pursuant to Joint Memorandum Circular 2021-01 dated 08 January 2021 issued by the Manila International Airport Authority, Clark International Airport, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines and the CAB.”