Cebu Pacific cancels Puerto Princesa flights


Cebu Pacific (CEB) announced on Sunday that it canceled flights to Puerto Princesa due to operational limitations brought about by Typhoon Odette (international code name Rai).

The airline canceled these flights scheduled for December 20:

  • 5J 635 / 5J 636 Manila – Puerto Princesa—Manila
  • 5J 637 / 5J 638 Manila – Puerto Princesa—Manila
  • 5J 647 / 5J 648 Manila – Puerto Princesa—Manila

Cebu Pacific has also canceled Flight 5J 014 Manila-Dubai scheduled for December 20.

The airline said the Mactan Cebu International Airport is in the process of restoring regular services after sustaining damage in the aftermath of Odette.

“First international flight will be allowed to land at 6:00am on December 21, subject to change. Only 600 international arriving passengers per day will be allowed from December 21-25. Starting December 26, the quota will be raised to 850 per day.”

As such, Cebu Pacific has canceled the following flights:

December 19

  • 5J 005 Dubai – Cebu

December 20

  • 5J 005 Dubai-Cebu

December 21

  • 5J 582 Cebu – Manila

Cebu Pacific said affected passengers have been informed via contact details provided in the booking. They may select their preferred option through the Manage Booking portal on the Cebu Pacific website ( until 30 days from date of departure:

Rebook for travel within 60 days at no additional cost, following CEB’s permanent removal of change fees. Fare difference waived.

  • Travel Fund

Store the amount in a virtual CEB wallet valid for two (2) years and use this to either book a new flight or pay for add-ons (e.g. baggage allowance, seat selection, etc.)

The process may take up to two months from the date of request.

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