Flights to Tacloban Suspended During Papal Visit

MANILA, Philippines – Travelers are advised to rebook their tickets to and from Tacloban scheduled on January 17, 2015 as Tacloban airport will be closed to all commercial flights during Pope Francis’ visit to the storm-ravaged city.

According to news report, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines made an official announcement to all airlines to suspend all operations on the said date for security reasons.

Flights to Tacloban Suspended During Papal Visit

Philippine Airlines (PAL) advised affected passengers to contact PAL Reservations for rebooking or refund, according to an advisory.

The official papal carrier, PAL, will fly Pope Francis to Tacloban to visit typhoons Yolanda and Ruby victims.

The carrier will fly non-stop directly to Rome at the end of the Popes’s four-day visit to the country.

PAL was the official papal carrier of Saint John Paul II when he visited the Philippines in 1981 and 1985.