Philippines AirAsia Flies Home Filipinos from Cambodia

A total of 167 Filipinos were flown back to the Philippines from Cambodia by Philippines AirAsia in a special flight arranged by the Embassy of the Philippines in Phnom Penh. The flight Z28162 left Phnom Penh at 11:54am local time and arrived in Manila at about 3:27pm local time. 

Photo credits: AirAsia
In a statement, Philippines AirAsia CEO Ricky Isla said, ​“It is an honor to serve the country and our fellow Filipinos during this time.  AirAsia has always been supportive of our government in this fight against COVID-19. We are grateful for the trust that the DFA has in AirAsia in mounting this special flight."

“We are proud of the frontliners, including government workers and airline crew, who worked together to carry out this mission," he continued.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said, "The successful repatriation is a testament to the DFA’s commitment to extending assistance to overseas Filipinos and their families who wish to return home and reunite with their families in this time of global health crisis.”

To ensure the safety of the flight and all involved, the airline imposes strict regulations and safety measures on all its passengers and baggage in compliance with local governments, civil aviation authorities, and global and local health agencies, including the World Health Organization.

The Airbus A320 used for the flight was disinfected immediately after.

Photo credits: AirAsia

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