IN PHOTOS: PAL sends cargo flights to Tacloban, Panglao

Aviation Updates Philippines – On Thursday, Philippine Airlines sent an Airbus A320 aircraft for a special three-leg, all-cargo mission to the Visayas. 

PAL Spokesperson Cielo Villaluna posted on Facebook proudly displaying the flag carrier's commitment to its mission in serving the Filipino people. PAL flew essential medical supplies from Manila to Tacloban and Panglao.

"The PAL Group has been carrying essential medical supplies to/from domestic and international stations since the start of the Luzon-wide community quarantine," Villaluna posted.

Aside from the cargo hold, boxes were also placed on the aircraft's seats inside the cabin. Instead of the usual passengers, some medical cargo were placed in the cabin to maximize the Airbus A320's designed capacity.
CARGO LOADING. Our aviation frontliners take the lead in loading the essential medical supplies in RP-C8604's belly cargo area. Photo by Cielo Villaluna, PAL
BOXES IN THE PLANE. Quite an unusual sight for cargo to placed inside the cabin. Photo by Cielo Villaluna, PAL
POSITIONING PRECISELY. Cargo inside the aircraft need to be placed carefully so as not to affect the performance of the aircraft in-flight. Photo by Cielo Villaluna, PAL
On the same day, PAL also flew around 12 tons of personal protective equipment on-board an Airbus A330 aircraft from Guangzhou.

In an April 5 article, AUP recognized the airline's effort in maintaining air cargo links between the most crucial airports in the Philippines. PAL has continued to operate all-cargo flights to key domestic and international airports to assist the government in eliminating the pandemic.