Airlines gear up for long weekend-A A +A
Thursday, October 31, 2013
FLAG carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) and sister firm PAL Express (PALEx) said Thursday they have mapped out measures to ensure the safety and convenience of passengers this long weekend.
They have coordinated with the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) and the Philippine National Police-Aviation Security Group to guard the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminals 2 and 3, where PAL/PALEx flights operate.
Passengers are advised to yield immediately to security checks to be conducted by airport security.
Flights have been added to Kalibo (transit point to Boracay), Busuanga (Palawan), Catarman and Legazpi while both carriers deployed additional staff to better serve departing and arriving passengers.
Cebu Pacific officials were not available for comment.
Earlier, the Civil Aeronautics Board said it installed help desks in NAIA’s four terminals along with documentation and roving assistance teams to address passenger concerns and check status of flight.
Passengers may text 0917-TEXNAIA (0917-839-6242) for information regarding flight status or call the action center of the Department of Transportation and Communications at (02) 789-0-DOTC for concerns.
PAL, for its part, advised passengers to arrive at the airport two to three hours before their scheduled flights and bring proper identification and a copy of the ticket.
Those who purchased their tickets online are advised to bring the credit card used to purchase the tickets, or a photocopy of the same, if the credit cardholder is not the one traveling.
Chance passengers should book a flight immediately and everyone must be mindful of their children and personal belongings, the airline said. (Sunnex)