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Philippine Airlines Adjusts More Flights During Visit of Pope Francis

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Philippine Airlines (PAL) has adjusted the departure and arrival of 120 domestic and international flights on 15, 17 and 19 January 2015 during the visit of Pope Francis.

The departure and arrival times of these flights have either been advanced or delayed due to the temporary runway closure of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on 17 January (from 07:45-08:45 and 17:45-18:45), and 19 January (from 06:00-10:30).

Several roads leading to NAIA will also be closed at certain times of the day on these dates.

When PAL flies the Pope to and from Tacloban on 17 January, the departure and arrival of 57 domestic flights will be adjusted, including those going to and coming from Kalibo, Dipolog, Legazpi, Cagayan de Oro, Tagbilaran, Iloilo, Dumaguete, Bacolod, Calbayog, Catarman, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, Caticlan, Laoag, Masbate, Zamboanga, Ozamiz and Cebu.

During departure ceremonies in the morning of 19 January, another 14 flight departures and arrivals will be revised. These are flights leaving for Basco, Davao, Dipolog, Tacloban, Cotabato, Dumaguete, Cagayan de Oro and Cebu, as well as those arriving from Davao, Dipolog, Tacloban, Masbate and Cebu (2 flights).

On 17 January, flights arriving from Fukuoka, Macau and Singapore will have new arrival timings.

For 19 January, a total of 9 international flights will be adjusted. Those arriving from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Guam, Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong and Dubai as well as those departing for Hong Kong and Los Angeles will also have new arrival and departure timings.

PAL has also cancelled some domestic and international flights on 19 January.

For the complete list of affected flights, passengers can log on to the PAL Facebook page, or call PAL Reservations (855-888) for rebooking or refund assistance or updates on the status of their flights. Tickets can be rebooked for travel within 30 days from the original travel date without penalty, provided tickets are still valid. Tickets can also be refunded without penalty. Rerouting will be allowed under certain conditions.

Passengers should allow more time in getting to and from the airport due to road closures and the anticipated traffic from well-wishers who will line up the streets around the airport.

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