Cebu Pacific gets away with slap on the wrist
The airline unit of taipan John Gokongwei’s JG Summit Holdings Inc. only received a stern warning from the Civil Aeronautics Board over its 170 flights cancellations in the past two weeks.
Cebu Pacific was just asked to submit within 30 days a concrete plan detailing corrective measures in its operations to prevent further mass flight cancelations and further inconvenience to passengers.
Justifying its decision not to fine the Gokongwei-led carrier, the Department of Transportation said Cebu Pacific properly handled “affected passengers’ concerns in compliance with the Air Passenger Bill of Rights.
“Thus, imposition of penalties was not considered at present,” the DoTr said.
CAB conducted two formal hearings with Cebu Pacific on May 2 and May 6 to look into the wave of cancellations made from April 28 to May 10 allegedly due to crewing issues.