The reporter learned from Xiamen Airlines that on the evening of the 6th, Xiamen Airlines continued to carry out overtime flights and went to Manila, Philippines to pick up stranded compatriots and return home. Xiamen Airlines carried out Manila Quanzhou flight and Manila Xiamen two overtime flights on the evening of June 6.
In order to receive more passengers home, the 787-9 model with the largest passenger capacity of Xiamen Airlines is used for both overtime flights. Mf818 Manila Quanzhou took off at 18:21 p.m. on the 6th and landed at Jinjiang Airport in Quanzhou at 20:21 p.m.; mf820 Manila Xiamen flight took off from Manila at 22:28 p.m. on the 6th and arrived in Xiamen at 00:24 a.m. on the 7th. A total of 460 passengers were picked up on the two flights.
It is understood that on February 2, the Philippine government announced that from that day on, all passengers who have directly visited the Philippines from the mainland of China, Hong Kong and Macao SAR, or who have visited the mainland of China, Hong Kong and Macao SAR within the past 14 days, regardless of their nationality, are temporarily prohibited from entering the Philippines. All domestic flights to the Philippines were cancelled and a large number of compatriots were detained.
After learning about the situation, Xiamen Airlines actively applied to the relevant departments in the Philippines for the transfer of overtime flights. The original plan was 9 classes, and on the evening of the 5th, a new class was added, with a total of 10 classes, including 6 classes from Manila to Quanzhou and 4 classes from Manila to Xiamen.
On February 5, according to the deployment of the Chinese government, China Eastern Airlines chartered a flight to Singapore to pick up 147 local Hubei passengers and fly directly to Wuhan.