Sudden flight cancellation irks passengers at NAIA


Some passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) complained after their scheduled flight to Ozamiz City was canceled allegedly without early notification on Monday morning.

Among the available flights on Monday morning were bound for Cebu City, Dipolog City, and Cagayan, according to Bam Alegre’s report on Unang Balita.

However, the flight to Ozamiz City scheduled at 4 a.m. was canceled. Passengers who were waiting overnight at Terminal 2, many of whom had booked their flights, said they were not informed on time.

Waiting passengers were transferred from Terminal 2 to Terminal 3 where security is stricter.


Most of the passengers waiting at the airport have been stranded for two to three months in the National Capital Region since the lockdown was imposed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade earlier said domestic flights are allowed between areas under general community quarantine (GCQ) provided proper coordination is done with the concerned local government units.

Some LGUs, however, are not keen on allowing the resumption of domestic flights, resulting in flight cancellations and passengers getting stranded in airports.

Stranded persons who wish to return to their home province are advised to check .ph and apply as a beneficiary of the program.

Medical certificates from the local health office and travel passes from the police are among the requirements for travel. –Joviland Rita/KBK, GMA News