PAL arrives in Manila with 400,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines

The Philippine Airlines (PAL) plane carrying 400,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines touched down at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 from Beijing at 7:25AM today (March 24).

It was the flag carrier's first airlift of covid19 vaccines to Manila from an international hub and makes PAL the first local carrier to fetch and carry home the anti-COVID19 vaccines for the country.

Senator Christopher 'Bong' Go and Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian welcomed the arrival of the vaccine shipment, together with officials of the National Task Force on Vaccine Roll-Out and officials of Philippine Airlines led by President and COO Gilbert Santa Maria.

Captain Robert Serrano, First Officers Edilberto Cayetano and Christian Cuenca led the vaccine cargo mission.