Typhoon "Karen” caused the cancellation of Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines flights from Manila to Bacolod and Bacolod to Manila Saturday and yesterday morning causing hundreds of passengers to be stranded.
Flights were back to normal at the Bacolod Silay Airport yesterday afternoon.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Typhoon “Karen” accelerated yesterday afternoon over the coastal waters of Pangasinan and is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) this morning.
But PAGASA said severe tropical storm “Haima,” that will be locally named Lawin was 1,575 km east of Visayas yesterday, and is expected to enter the eastern boundary of the PAR today.
Among the cancelled Cebu Pacific flights were 5J482 Bacolod–Manila and 5J490 Bacolod–Manila on Saturday, and 5J471/472 Manila – Bacolod – Manila, 5J473/474 Manila – Bacolod – Manila, 5J483/484 Manila – Bacolod – Manila, 5J485/486 Manila – Bacolod – Manila, and 5J487 Manila – Bacolod on Sunday morning, a CEB Advisory said.
It said passengers of the cancelled flights may rebook their flights for travel within 30 days from original departure date, or opt for full refund or travel fund.
Philippine Airlines it its advisory, said it cancelled the PR 2129/2130 Manila-Bacolod–Manila and PR 2131/2132 Manila–Bacolod-Manila flights yesterday morning.
Re-booking penalties/charges are waived if affected parties rebook within 30 days from their original flight date or within ticket validity period, it added.
Lt. Commander Jimmy Oliver Vingno, Philippine Coast Guard Station Bacolod chief, said sea travel in Negros Occidental continued as usual yesterday as “Karen” did not directly hit the province.*CPG
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