Airline blames typhoon for canceled Japan flights

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has canceled flights to and from the cities of Kyoto and Osaka in Japan due to the rampaging typhoon Jebi.

In a statement Tuesday evening, the airline said that those flights are the Kansai-Manila-Kansai, Cebu-Kansai-Cebu, and Taipei-Kansai-Taipei.

PAL said it was anticipating more flights to be cancelled due to the strength and impact of the typhoon.

It added that it will provide updates on the status of the flights as well as steps that it would take to address the problem.

PAL also advised those affected by the cancellation to rebook their tickets in the next available flights, as it was eyeing to reroute the flights to other suitable airports in the country.

Meanwhile, passengers who made their booking through travel agents should check with the latter on the latest updates as they can also call its hotline for updates or visit their ticketing offices and partner agents.

The airline is also offering a free rebooking for 30 days from original flight dates with rebooking, rerouting and refund fees are waived, and that they will only be made to pay the fare difference if passengers avail of higher classes, it added.

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