Cebu Pacific (CEB) will suspend its four-times weekly
Manila-Catarman service starting May 9 because of unresolved airport safety
“Since we started operations last February there had been three runway
incursions by both people and vehicles, as such, we have decided to suspend our
flights to Catarman in the interest of passenger safety,” Candice Iyog said
CEB’s vice president for marketing and distribution.
Iyog said the Catarman operations will resume once flight safety is assured
and the runway is properly secured for commercial operations.
“We take safety seriously and cannot operate under these conditions. We are
working closely with our colleagues in CAAP and local authorities to resolve
these open issues.” Iyog added.
CEB started its ATR72 service to Catarman last February 14 with scheduled
flights every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
In the meantime, CEB will increase its Manila-Calbayog flights to daily, up
from three-times weekly to accommodate the affected passengers. For more
information affected passengers may contact CEB Reservations at (02) 70-20-888
to rebook their flights.
“We hope that this issue is resolved soon so we can resume our flights to
Catarman and continue to offer our trademark low fares.” Iyog