200 flights cancelled on Pope visit

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Two airlines will cancel close to 200 international and domestic flights during the five days Pope Francis is visiting the country.

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The cancellations of Cebu Pacific and Tigerair flights from January 15 to 19 were announced on Monday by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

Cancelled flights will start on January 15, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; on January 17, 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.; and 5:45 p.m. 50 6:45 p.m. and on January 19, 2015, 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

On January 15, Cebu Pacific will cancel 39 domestic flights from Manila to Bacolod, Busuanga, Butuan, Caticlan, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Dumaguete, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Legaspi, Puerto Princesa, Tacloban, Tuguegarao and Zamboanga and vice versa.

The budget carrier also cancelled flights between Cebu and Caticlan and Davao to Manila.

On January 19, 37 domestic flights from Manila to Bacolod, Busuanga, Butuan, Caticlan, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Dumagete, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Legaspi, Naga, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Puerto Princesa, Tacloban, Tagbilaran, San Jose, Virac, and Zamboanga and return flights are cancelled.

It also cancelled Cebu-Caticlan-Cebu flights.

Cebu Pacific also listed the cancelled international flights:

January 15:
5J929/930 Manila – Bangkok – Manila
5J118/119 Manila – Hong Kong – Manila
5J188/189 Manila – Incheon – Manila
5J828/827 Manila – Osaka – Manila
5J5038/5039 – Manila – Nagoya – Manila

January 19:
5J929/930 Manila – Bangkok – Manila
5J108/109 Manila – Hong Kong – Manila
5J110/111 Manila – Hong Kong – Manila

Tigerair also released its advisory on cancelled flights.

January 15:
DG7084/7085 Manila – Bacolod – Manila
DG7829/7830 Manila – Butuan – Manila
DG7804/7805 Manila – Cebu – Manila
DG7028/7029 Manila – Davao – Manila
DG7406/7407 Manila – General Santos – Manila
DG7058/7059 Manila – Kalibo – Manila
DG7062/7063 Manila – Puerto Princesa – Manila
DG7602/7603 Manila – Roxas – Manila

January 19:
DG7082/7083 Manila – Bacolod – Manila
DG7002/7003 Manila – Cebu – Manila
DG7072/7073 Manila – Iloilo – Manila
DG7074/7075 Manila – Iloilo – Manila
DG7054/7055 Manila – Kalibo – Manila
DG7042/7043 Manila – Tacloban – Manila
DG7044/7045 Manila – Tacloban – Manila
DG7902/7903 Manila – Tagbilaran – Manila

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