Flagship carrier Philippine Airlines is suspending flights between Abu Dhabi and Manila as it “undertakes route assessment initiatives,” the airline said.
In a report by Gulf News, the airline announced recently that the service suspension will commence on July 8, and is expected to affect hundreds of passengers who may have already made prior bookings.
Returning overseas Filipino workers who have purchased tickets are advised to either seek a refund or re-book their flight, and depart from or arrive at Dubai airport instead. Those flying to and from Abu Dhabi will be provided with a bus service to travel between the UAE capital and Dubai.
“PAL is seeking the kind understanding of affected passengers as the airline implements these operational adjustments,” the carrier added.
“Holders of PAL Manila –Abu Dhabi –Manila tickets dated July 8, 2017 and onwards may avail of any of the following options: Re-book their PAL Manila – Abu Dhabi flight to the PAL Manila – Dubai route and be transported by PAL – arranged/assisted bus from Dubai to Abu Dhabi and vice versa or refund the cost of their tickets.”
Flyers have 30 days from original flight dates to arrange for a rebooking or refund, at no extra cost. “PAL will also communicate with affected passengers via email notification and call-out.”
“The airline shall inform the public once the service resumes.”