2GO Group, Inc. (2GO) has canceled 86 passenger voyages to and from Manila from Sept. 1 to 30 due to the travel restriction imposed by the government to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

2GO, which is engaged in the movement of people under the brand name 2GO Travel, announced on Aug. 31 the cancelation of 17 voyages from Sept. 1 to 6 between Manila and several destinations in the Visayas and Mindanao, including Cebu, Dumaguete, Bacolod, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga, and Butuan.

The listed company said the cancelations were made “due to the travel restrictions in and out of Manila brought about by the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) which limits [operations] to essential travels only.”

It made another announcement on Sept. 1 on the cancelation of 20 voyages from Sept. 7 to 12, 17 from Sept. 13 to 18, 16 from Sept. 19 to 23, and another 16 from Sept. 24 to 30.

Affected voyages are those between Manila and main destinations in the Visayas and Mindanao, including Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod, Dumaguete, Ozamis, Cagayan de Oro, and Zamboanga.

2GO said it offers unlimited rebooking without additional charges on rebooking fees, which is valid for voyages until Dec. 31 this year.

Passengers can also reroute their trips or request a refund.

“We are also waiving surcharges or extra cost for refund and rerouting,” the company said.

The company recently reported that it trimmed its attributable net loss for the first six months of the year to P599.8 million from a loss of P730.5 million in the same period a year earlier.

2GO’s first-half revenues fell 14.3% to P7.8 billion from P9.1 billion in the previous year.  The group attributed its net loss for the first half to the continued slowdown in the economy brought about by the pandemic. — Arjay L. Balinbin


Note: The story has been updated to clarify that the word ‘voyages’ pertains only to the group’s passenger services.