Cebu Pacific has requested the national government as well as local government units to allow the airline to schedule more flights.
Some 200 passengers have been stranded at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after their flights were cancelled due to travel restrictions involving some destinations.
General Santos City, according to the budget carrier, has temporarily stopped accepting incoming guests following a positive case of COVID-19, while Davao City also has limited flight arrivals.
“Umaapela sana kami sa mga (local government units) at national government to allow us to mount additional frequencies because that’s the only way para makalipad ‘yong mga stranded na pasahero,” Cebu Pacific corporate communications director Charo Logarta said in an interview with Dobol B sa News TV.
“Ang proseso kasi ngayon because we are still under quarantine and there’s still travel restrictions, kailangan po natin humingi ng permiso and approval of both the national and local governments para payagan makalipad,” she added.
While waiting for its appeal to be granted, Cebu Pacific, with the help of the Manila International Airport Authority and Department of Transportation, has tried to provide assistance to those grounded individuals since the next available slots for chance passengers may not open till July due to limited flights.
Logarta reminded those people with confirmed bookings to fulfill all necessary travel documents including travel authority and medical certificate to gain clearance to board their respective flights.