By Ariel Fernandez
Due to numerous requests for the transport of highly essential goods, mostly medical supplies, the Philippine Airlines (PAL) continues to mount “cargo-only” flights to transport commodities such as medical products, supplies and equipment.
The government’s Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) implementing the intensified community quarantine has given carriers the green light to operate ‘cargo-only’ flights.
Six flights last March 25 and four flights on Thursday, March 26 are the most recent cargo-only flights but many flights of this type have been mounted much earlier.
PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said “our cargo team has been receiving numerous requests for the transport of highly essential goods, mostly medical supplies. We expect this demand to continue and we are committed to serve your essential cargo needs.”
The cargo-only flights made were as follows:
25 March Cargo-Only Flights
26 March Cargo-Only Flights
On Friday, Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal 2 closed its operation after Philippine Airlines’ regular international commercial flights have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic.
MIAA earlier closed NAIA domestic terminals 4 and 3 after a ban on domestic air travel was issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID).#