Philippine Airlines Delivery Flight Becomes Relief Flight

Philippine Airlines was set to accept delivery of a brand new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from the Boeing factory in Seattle. But as news of the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan spread, the airline was asked by officials in the United States if the aircraft could be filled with several tons of relief goods on its maiden delivery flight to Manila.
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PAL President Ramon Ang didn't hesitate to grant permission to load the aircraft with supplies and relief goods understanding the important role that Philippine Airlines plays in the relief efforts. With only three cargo aircraft available in the Philippine Air Force to assist in Tacloban, the government has required the assistance of foreign governments and Philippine Airlines to assist with logistics and transportation as relief operations continue. 
Philippine Airlines has dedicated some of its entire flights to relief operations flying aid workers on behalf of government agencies from Cebu to Tacloban and flying evacuees out on the return trip. The airline has already transported a rescue team from Manila to Tacloban along with 70 doctors from the Department of Health. In addition, Red cross personnel, medical mission groups, news crews, and tons of medical equipment, cadaver bags, medicines, and relief goods have all been part of the PAL Relief Flights. The airline has also launched commercial flights between Cebu and Tacloban to accommodate passengers with confirmed bookings and any evacuees in need of assistance. 
"We join the entire country at this critical time in wanting to see a quick and concerted effort to provide aid to the Visayas region," said PAL President Ramon Ang. "Right now, many of our countrymen are in dire need of medicines and other important necessities. We are committing the resources at our disposal to help the 'bayanihan' effort to immediately bring relief to them."
Meanwhile, Philippine Airlines has also started the free airlifting of critical supplies and relief items to the hardest-hit areas in the country. The PAL Cargo Humanitarian Grant is open to government agencies, foundations, and non-government organizations to cover necessities including medical supplies, medicines, powdered milk for infants, hygiene products, toiletries, underwear, and ready-to-eat products. To maximise the use of the limited cargo space, the grant will exclude products that are already being distributed or readily available such as sardines, noodles, canned goods, and bottled water. Such items will only be flown on a space-available basis. 

14 comments:

  1. The riding public should show pal their gratitude by making Pal their priority. More so officials of national govt and lgus. Also their employees. Thanh you pal and mr. Ang

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  2. thank you PAL and to the new owners/management and staff for this great service to the nation especially during these trying times in Philippine history. God bless you all...Mabuhay!

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  3. I will be flying out to Philippines early next year from Heathrow and will definitely be booking with PAL. I hope the new flights will be good for PAL and thank you for the help you are giving to those in desperate need.

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  4. PAL acted coz they were asked by US Officials. It did not act on it's own. They could have sent some of their local smaller planes to help out move people out of Tacloban. This is 7 days after the disaster. At Day 3/4 even a reported from The US was already there...

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    1. IF YOU HAVE NOTHING NICE OR POSITVE TO SAY - DON'T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!

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    2. Such a stupid comment! Of course the relief was coming from the US that's why they are the one asking if they can use the new aircraft. What do you want PAL to say?, "Hey USA do you have some relief goods for the Phil?! I will transport it back home!"

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    3. You should be grateful pal agreed

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  5. Such a stupid comment! Of course the relief was coming from the US that's why they are the one asking if they can use the new aircraft. What do you want PAL to say?, "Hey USA do you have some relief goods for the Phil?! I will transport it back home!"

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    1. EXACTLY!!!! You have a very good point here!!!

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  6. Thanks PAL for granting the permission to load the aircraft with supplies and relief goods for the typhoon victims. Thanks for sharing this very beautiful news to us.
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