MANILA International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Ed Monreal called on air travellers to check with their airlines on the status of their flights before going to the NAIA terminals.
Monreal made the appeal in the wake of reports that some passengers go to the airports even with the knowledge that their flights have been cancelled, in the hope of getting a flight eventually.
The airport manager urged the public to heed the advise of health authorities against unnecessary mingling with crowds as a preemptive measure against getting any virus.
Meanwhile, Cebu Pacific spokesperson Ma. Rosario Lagamon announced that in support of the Philippine government’s efforts to manage the risks of the Novel Coronavirus (NCoV) virus, it cancelled flights between the Philippines, Hong Kong and Macau effective immediately, until February 29, 2020.
All other flights to and from mainland China (Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Shenzen) remain cancelled until March 29, 2020.