The Dumaguete Airport is now accepting flights with Philippine Airlines as sweeper flights for Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs), Overseas Filipino Workers and Returning Overseas Filipinos (OFW/ROFs). These flights are known as sweeper flights with route of Manila to Dumaguete and Dumaguete to Manila on July 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 and 31, 2020. Meanwhile, a total of 30 Airports have opened and resumed commercial flights since July 2, 2020.
Dumaguete Airport Reopen – Sweeper Flights
Even with flights available in Dumaguete City, the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) will be requiring certain documents before one can flight in or out of the airport. All Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs), Overseas Filipino Workers and Returning Overseas Filipinos (OFW/ROFs) in Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental must provide the following requirements:
• For LSIs:
Medical Certificate and Travel Authority or Travel Pass from the Philippine National Police (PNP)
• For APORs:
Medical Certificate and Mission Order and has coordinated with the Provincial IATF-EID
• The receiving LGUs shall endorse their respective LSIs and ROFs to the Provincial Tourism Unit for consolidation and said list will be submitted via email to PAL, provided, further, that only those in the official list shall be issued tickets by PAL
Airports in the Philippines Reopens for Commercial Flights
The 30 airports are allowed for commercial flights with special regulations and requirements of the respective Local Government Units (LGUs) of the area. Other airports in the country will be accepting commercial flights on later dates from August to September this year.
The latest Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) list of operational airports in the country include the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Clark International Airport, Mactan Cebu International Airport, Davao International Airport, Puerto Princesa International Airport, and Kalibo International Airport. Domestic airports that are now open include those of Romblon, Naga, Legaspi, Catarman, Languindingan Dipolog, Pagadian Masbate, Cotabato, Zamboanga, General Santos, Tacloban, Jolo, Borongan, Cauayan, Palanan, Antique, Ormoc, Catbalogan, San Jose, Ozamis, Virac, Basco in Batanes, and Busuanga. Surigao Airport will re-open in August while Siargao Airport will resume operations this September.
A total of 17 airports remain closed, of which three are international and 15, domestic. These include Laoag, Bohol-Panglao and Iloilo International Airports, as well as domestic airports in San Vicente, Dumaguete, Camiguin, Sanga-sanga, Marinduque, Bacolod-Silay, Butuan, Maasin, Hilongos, Guian, Tuguegarao, Calbayog, Roxas, Caticlan, and Hilangos.