Airphil Express canceled flights due to lack of pilots

By on Oct 31, 2010 in Current Events, Local, Travel Comments

Philippines local news site, ABS-CBN, reported earlier that Airphil Express have either canceled or delayed a number of its domestic flights because it lacks the needed pilots.

Airphil Express, formerly Air Philippines, is a low-cost carrier. The airline already canceled 8 flights and delayed 4 other flights today, Sunday, October 31, 2010. Yesterday, the Airphil canceled nine flights and delayed 4 flights.

The airline company was not able to anticipate the sudden increase in the number of passengers this month. The 20 pilots of Airphil Express has already exceeded their allowable flying hours. To address the situation, Airphil Express asked the assistance of Philippine Airlines, its sister company, to lend some of its pilots.

The Airphil problem forced passengers to rebook their flights.

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