StarLux postpones services to Cebu in wake of Philippine ban

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.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel