Flight Cancellations during Papal Visit

Dumaguete Flight Cancellations

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) announced recently, the limitation of the air traffic an general operation during the papal visit from January 15 to 19. On the arrival and departure days of Pope Francis as well as on 17th – the day he will visit Tacloban – many domestic and international flights are cancelled, some are moved to a later time of the day.

Pope Francis visits the Philippines

Pope Francis visits the Philippines

Pope Francis is the first pontiff to visit the Philippines since 1995, when Pope John Paul II. visited the archipelago in January 1995. He presided over the World Youth Day 1995. His mass on the closing day was attended by over 4 Million people, the biggest crowed the pontiff ever faced during his reign.

Crowd at World Youth Day 1995  Closing Mass held by John Paul II

Crowd at World Youth Day 1995 Closing Mass held by John Paul II

On Jan. 15 (2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.), on Jan. 17 (7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.), and when the Holy Father departs on Jan. 19 (6:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.) are no departures and arrivals due to the security of the Holy Father. Some international airlines moved their flights to a later departure the same days.

However, serious delays and more flight cancellations can be expected during the five days of the papal visit as well as before and after due to several security measurements and dry runs which will take place.

Flight cancellations for Dumaguete

January 15, 2015

  • 5J-629 Manila – Dumaguete (Cebu Pacific)
  • 5J-630 Dumaguete – Manila (Cebu Pacific)
  • 2P-2543 Manila-Dumaguete (PAL)
  • 2P-2544: Dumaguete-Manila (PAL)

January 19, 2015

  • 5J-625 Manila – Dumaguete (Cebu Pacific)
    5J-626 Dumaguete – Manila (Cebu Pacific)

Flight Cancellations in Manila During Papal Visit

(updated Fri 09, 2015)

Air Asia Philippines

Jan. 15

  • Z2-949: Kuala Lumpur to Manila
  • Z2-940: Manila to Kuala Lumpur
  • Z2-084: Manila to Seoul
  • Z2-085: Seoul to Manila
  • Z2-782: Cebu to Manila
  • Z2-768: Cebu to Manila
  • Z2-324: Manila to Tacloban
  • Z2-325: Tacloban to Manila
  • Z2-272: Manila to Kalibo
  • Z2-273: Kalibo to Manila
  • Z2-352: Manila to Tagbilaran
  • Z2-353: Tagbilaran to Manila
  • Z2-715: Manila to Kalibo
  • Z2-716: Kalibo to Manila

Jan. 17

  • Z2-324: Manila to Tacloban
  • Z2-325: Tacloban to Manila
  • PQ-7461: Manila to Tacloban
  • PQ-7462: Tacloban to Manila
  • PQ-7463: Manila to Tacloban
  • PQ-7464: Tacloban to Manila

Jan. 19

  • Z2-350: Manila to Tagbilaran
  • Z2-351: Tagbilaran to Manila
  • Z2-763: Manila to Cebu
  • Z2-707: Manila to Kalibo

Cathay Pacific

Jan. 18

  • CX913: Hongkong-Manila (Canceled)

Jan. 19

  • CX912: Manila-HongKong (Canceled)

Cathay Pacific new flight schedules:

Jan. 15:

  • CX918: Manila – HongKong 1500-1715 (original schedule: 1755-2010)
  • CX902: Manila – HongKong 1510-1720 (original schedule: 1955-2205)
  • CX919: HongKong – Manila 1055-1300 (original schedule: 1440-1645)
  • CX903: HongKong – Manila 1135-1345 (original schedule: 1635-1845

Jan. 17:

  • CX2912 (new flight number): Manila – HongKong 0630-0840 (original schedule: CX912, 0845-1055)
  • CX918: Manila – HongKong 1900-2115 (original schedule: 1755-2010)
  • CX902: Manila – HongKong 2110-2320 (original schedule: 1955-2205)
  • CX903: HongKong – Manila 1750-2000 (original schedule: 1635-1845)

Jan. 19:

  • CX906: Manila – HongKong 1155-1415 (original schedule: 1100-1320)
  • CX2907 (new flight number): Hongkong – Manila 0300-0500 (original schedule: CX 907, 0750-0950)

Cebu Pacific

Domestic flights, Jan, 15, 2015:

  • 5J-479 and 480: Manila – Bacolod – Manila
  • 5J-481 and 482: Manila – Bacolod – Manila
  • 5J-487 and 488: Manila – Bacolod – Manila
  • 5J-529 and 530: Manila – Busuanga – Manila
  • 5J-531 and 532: Manila – Busuanga – Manila
  • 5J-539 and 540: Manila – Busuanga – Manila
  • 5J-787 and 788: Manila – Butuan – Manila
  • 5J-899 and 900: Manila – Caticlan – Manila
  • 5J-905 and 906: Manila – Caticlan – Manila
  • 5J-911 and 912: Manila – Caticlan – Manila
  • 5J-573 and 566: Manila – Cebu – Manila
  • 5J-569 and 570: Manila – Cebu – Manila
  • 5J-571 and 572: Manila – Cebu – Manila
  • 5J-385 and 386: Manila – Cagayan de Oro – Manila
  • 5J-389 and 390: Manila – Cagayan de Oro – Manila
  • 5J-391 and 392: Manila – Cagayan de Oro – Manila
  • 5J-629 and 630: Manila – Dumaguete – Manila
  • 5J-955 and 956: Manila – Davao – Manila
  • 5J-969 and 972: Manila – Davao – Manila
  • 5J-973 and 974: Manila – Davao – Manila
  • 5J-975 and 966: Manila – Davao – Manila
  • 5J-979: Manila – Davao
  • 5J-995 and 996: Manila – General Santos – Manila
  • 5J-447 and 448: Manila – Iloilo – Manila
  • 5J-449 and 450: Manila – Iloilo – Manila
  • 5J-455 and 456: Manila – Iloilo – Manila
  • 5J-457 and 458: Manila – Iloilo – Manila
  • 5J-459 and 460: Manila – Iloilo – Manila
  • 5J-461 and 462: Manila – Iloilo – Manila
  • 5J-463 and 464: Manila – Iloilo – Manila
  • 5J-327 and 328: Manila – Legazpi – Manila
  • 5J-329 and 330: Manila – Legazpi – Manila
  • 5J- 639 and 640: Manila – Puerto Princesa – Manila
  • 5J-653 and 654: Manila – Tacloban – Manila
  • 5J-657 and 658: Manila – Tacloban – Manila
  • 5J-659 and 660 Manila – Tacloban – Manila
  • 5J-506 and 507: Manila – Tuguegarao – Manila
  • 5J-855 and 856: Manila – Zamboanga – Manila
  • 5J-857 and 858: Manila – Zamboanga – Manila
  • 5J-140 and 141:  Cebu – Caticlan – Cebu
  • 5J-960: Davao – Manila

International flights, Jan. 15, 2015:

  •  5J-929 and 930: Manila – Bangkok – Manila
  • 5J-118 and 119: Manila – Hong Kong – Manila
  • 5J-188 and 189: Manila – Incheon – Manila
  • 5J-828 and 827: Manila – Osaka – Manila
  • 5J-5038 and 5039: Manila – Nagoya – Manila

Domestic flights, Jan, 19, 2015:

  • 5J-473 and 474: Manila – Bacolod – Manila
  • 5J-483 and 484: Manila – Bacolod – Manila
  • 5J-485 and 486: Manila – Bacolod – Manila
  • 5J-529 and 530: Manila – Busuanga – Manila
  • 5J-785 and 786: Manila – Butuan – Manila
  • 5J-891 and 892: Manila – Caticlan – Manila
  • 5J-893 and 894: Manila – Caticlan – Manila
  • 5J-895 and 898: Manila – Caticlan – Manila
  • 5J-907 and 896: Manila – Caticlan – Manila
  • 5J-885 and 886: Manila – Cotabato – Manila
  • 5J-561 and 554: Manila – Cebu – Manila
  • 5J-553 and 562: Manila – Cebu – Manila
  • 5J-563 and 564: Manila – Cebu – Manila
  • 5J-381 and 382: Manila – Cagayan de Oro – Manila
  • 5J-383 and 384: Manila – Cagayan de Oro – Manila
  • 5J-397 and 398: Manila – Cagayan de Oro – Manila
  • 5J-196 and 197: Manila – Cauayan – Manila
  • 5J-625 and 626: Manila – Dumaguete – Manila
  • 5J-961 and 962: Manila – Davao – Manila
  • 5J-963 and 964: Manila – Davao – Manila
  • 5J-975 and 966: Manila – Davao – Manila
  • 5J-991 and 992: Manila – General Santos – Manila
  • 5J-451 and 452: Manila – Iloilo – Manila
  • 5J-453 and 454: Manila – Iloilo – Manila
  • 5J-323 and 324: Manila – Legazpi – Manila
  • 5J-521 and 522: Manila – Naga – Manila
  • 5J-781 and 782: Manila – Ozamiz – Manila
  • 5J-771 and 772: Manila – Pagadian – Manila
  • 5J-635 and 636: Manila – Puerto Princesa – Manila
  • 5J-637 and 638: Manila – Puerto Princesa – Manila
  • 5J-513 and 514: Manila – San Jose – Manila
  • 5J-651 and 652: Manila – Tacloban – Manila
  • 5J-617 and 618: Manila – Tagbilaran – Manila
  • 5J-821 and 822: Manila – Virac – Manila
  • 5J-849 and 850: Manila – Zamboanga – Manila
  • 5J-851 and 852: Manila – Zamboanga – Manila
  • 5J-857 and 858: Manila – Zamboanga – Manila
  • 5J-134 and 135: Cebu – Caticlan – Cebu

International flights, Jan. 19, 2015:

  • 5J-929 and 930: Manila – Bangkok – Manila
  • 5J-108 and 109: Manila – Hong Kong – Manila
  • 5J-110 and 111: Manila – Hong Kong – Manila

Philippine Airlines

Domestic flights, Jan. 15, 2015:

  • 2P-2907 and 2908: Manila-Bacolod-Manila
  • 2P-2033 and 2034: Manila-Busuanga-Manila
  • 2P-2527 and 2528: Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila
  • 2P-2525 and 2526: Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila
  • 2P-2057 and 2058: Manila-Caticlan-Manila
  • 2P-2049 and 2050: Manila-Caticlan-Manila
  • 2P-2063 and 2064: Manila-Caticlan-Manila
  • 2P-2053 and 2054: Manila-Caticlan-Manila
  • 2P-2817 and 2818: Manila-Davao-Manila
  • 2P-2819 and 2820: Manila-Davao-Manila
  • 2P-2823 and 2824: Manila-Davao-Manila
  • 2P-2543 and 2544: Manila-Dumaguete-Manila
  • 2P-2196 and 2197: Manila-Laoag-Manila
  • 2P-2927 and 2928: Manila-Legazpi-Manila
  • 2P-2787 and 2788: Manila-Puerto Princesa-Manila
  • 2P-2095 and 2096: Manila-Surigao-Manila
  • 2P-2985 and 2986: Manila-Tacloban-Manila
  • 2P:2987 and 2988: Manila-Tacloban-Manila
  • 2P-2777 and 2778: Manila-Tagbilaran-Manila
  • 2P-2014 and 2015: Manila-Tuguegarao-Manila
  • 2P-2997 and 2998: Manila-Zamboanga-Manila
  • 2P-2808: Davao-Manila (Jan. 16)
  • PR2860: Cebu-Manila
  • PR-2861 and 2862: Manila-Cebu-Manila
  • PR-2863: Manila-Cebu

International flights, Jan. 15, 2015:

  • PR-511 and 502: Manila-Singapore-Manila
  • PR-318 and 319: Manila-Hong Kong-Manila
  • PR-312 and 313: Manila-Hong Kong-Manila
  • PR408: Manila-Kansai
  • PR-736 and 737: Manila-Bangkok-Manila
  • PR-100 and 101: Manila-Honolulu-Manila

Domestic flights, Jan. 19, 2015:

  • 2P-2903 and 2914: Manila-Bacolod-Manila
  • 2P-2084 and 2085: Manila-Basco-Manila
  • 2P-2031 and 2032: Manila-Busuanga-Manila
  • 2P-2967 and 2968: Manila-Butuan-Manila
  • PR-1519 and 1520: Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila
  • 2P-2071 and 2072: Manila-Calbayog-Manila
  • 2P-2079 and 2080: Manila-Catarman-Manila
  • 2P-2039 and 2040: Manila-Caticlan-Manila
  • 2P-2045 and 2046: Manila-Caticlan-Manila
  • 2P-2043 and 2044: Manila-Caticlan-Manila
  • 2P-2051and 2052: Manila-Caticlan-Manila
  • 2P-2059 and 2060: Manila-Caticlan-Manila
  • 2P-2041 and 2042: Manila-Caticlan-Manila
  • 2P-2811 and 2810: Manila-Davao-Manila
  • 2P-2813 and 2814: Manila-Davao-Manila
  • 2P-2931 and 2940: Manila-Iloilo-Manila
  • 2P-2969 and 2970: Manila-Kalibo-Manila
  • 2P-2925 and 2926: Manila-Legazpi-Manila
  • 2P-2265 and 2266: Manila-Naga-Manila
  • 2P-2889 and 2890: Manila-Ozamiz-Manila
  • 2P-2781 and 2782: Manila-Puerto Princesa-Manila
  • 2P-2201 and 2202: Manila-Roxas-Manila
  • 2P-2095 and 2096: Manila-Surigao-Manila
  • 2P-2981 and 2982: Manila-Tacloban-Manila
  • 2P-2773 and 2774: Manila-Tagbilaran-Manila
  • 2P-2993 and 2994: Manila-Zamboanga-Manila
  • 2P-2991 and 2992: Manila-Zamboanga-Manila
  • 2P-2245 and 2246: Zamboanga-Jolo-Zamboanga
  • PR-2841 and 2842: Manila-Cebu-Manila
  • PR2846: Cebu-Manila
  • PR:2849: Manila-Cebu

International flights, Jan. 19, 2015:

  • PR-300 and 301: Manila-Hong Kong-Manila
  • PR-312:Manila-Hong Kong (Jan. 18) and  PR-313: Hong Kong-Manila
  • PR-509: Manila-Singapore (Jan. 18) and  PR-510: Singapore-Manila
  • PR-422 and 421: Manila-Haneda-Manila
  • PR-424 and 423: Manila-Haneda-Manila (Jan. 18)
  • PR-730 and 731: Manila-Bangkok-Manila
  • PR-539 and 540: Manila-Jakarta-Manila
  • PR-426 and 425: Manila-Fukuoka-Manila
  • PR-507 and 508: Manila-Singapore-Manila

Tiger Air Philippines

Domestic flights, Jan. 15, 2015:

  • DG-7084 and 7085: Manila – Bacolod – Manila
  • DG-7829 and 7830: Manila – Butuan – Manila
  • DG-7804 and 7805: Manila – Cebu – Manila
  • DG-7028 and 7029: Manila – Davao – Manila
  • DG-7406 and 7407: Manila – General Santos – Manila
  • DG-7058 and 7059: Manila – Kalibo – Manila
  • DG-7062 and 7063: Manila – Puerto Princesa – Manila
  • DG-7602 and 7603: Manila – Roxas – Manila

Domestic flights, Jan. 19, 2015:

  • DG-7082 and 7083: Manila – Bacolod – Manila
  • DG-7002 and 7003: Manila – Cebu – Manila
  • DG-7072 and 7073: Manila – Iloilo – Manila
  • DG-7074 and 7075: Manila – Iloilo – Manila
  • DG-7054 and 7055: Manila – Kalibo – Manila
  • DG-7042 and 7043: Manila – Tacloban – Manila
  • DG-7044 and 7045: Manila – Tacloban – Manila
  • DG-7902 and 7903: Manila – Tagbilaran – Manila
source: Cebu Pathetic, PAL,GMA


Surely the airport is not the only affected place in Manila. The whole Metro region will be at a standstill. For everybody who does not want to participate in the celebrations during the visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines it is certainly the best to avoid Metro Manila during the stay of the Holy Father.

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