Philippine Airlines delivers Indian medical supplies to Manila for WHO
Philippine Airlines (PAL) carried an estimated 50 tonnes of medical cargo from Mumbai, India to Manila, Philippines, through five flights, to be used in the fight against Covid-19. These flights - utilising the flag carrier's A330 fleet - operated last June 12, 14, 16, 27 and 28.
The biggest medical charter undertaking, facilitated by Group Concorde, from Bombay to Manila was made by the World Health Organization (WHO) in coordination with PAL Manila and PAL India. The cargo shipment flew on the June 14 Mumbai (BOM) to Manila (MNL) flight with the Philippines' Department of Health as consignee/recipient.
Overall, the flights carried a combination of general cargo and chartered / medical cargo, which involved 35 tonnes of pharmaceutical products and vaccines.
Jason Siy, head of cargo business at PAL, said "The role of cargo business units and its business partners all over the globe is critical in this period of Covid-19. Efficient coordination among stakeholders helps facilitate the transport of vital medical cargo to intended recipients. We thank our global customers for their trust in PAL's cargo business services."