StarLux postpones services to Cebu in wake of Philippine ban

02/12/2020 02:44 PM
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Photo courtesy of the association of journalists at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
Photo courtesy of the association of journalists at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Taipei, Feb. 12 (CNA) StarLux Airlines Co. announced Wednesday that it is postponing the launch of its Taoyuan-Cebu route until July 1, in the wake of a ban on Taiwanese visitors to the Philippines announced Feb. 10, amid efforts to prevent the further spread of the new coronavirus COVID-19.

According to the newly-launched airline which started flights to Macau, Penang in Malaysia and Da Nang in Vietnam on Jan. 23, it now will launch flights to Cebu, the second-largest city in the Philippines, on July I, delaying the original launch scheduled for April 6.

Those who have already booked tickets to Cebu from April 6 to June 30 will receive a refund or be able to change their tickets to other destinations, StarLux said.

Following the global spread of the COVID-19 virus, which was first identified in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December, the airlines has suspended its three daily round-trip fights to Macau until March 28, while maintaining regular flights to Da Nang and Penang.

(By Flor Wang and S.F. Wang)

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