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PAL lands in North Africa for the first time to repatriate stranded Filipino workers

Repatriation mission flights have brought Philippine Airlines they have never flown to. Just last June 21, a PAL Boeing 777-300ER departed Manila bound for Algeria and Tunisia to fly back stranded land-based OFWs.


The aircraft, RP-C7776 is flying from Manila to Algeria, then from Algeria to Tunisia, then from Tunisia straight to Manila. The flying time for the whole trip will be around a little less than 29 hours, should the flight not experience any delays.

Photo credits: Philippine Air Space Blog

The flight is expected to arrive in Manila today, June 22.

Repatriation flights bring PAL to places not in its destination list

The recent repatriation flights have brought PAL to countries and states that they have never flown to or still not in their list of destinations. Lately, PAL has mounted around five repatriation flights to Bridgetown, Barbados via Los Angeles and Vancouver to repatriate stranded Filipino seafarers of the Royal Caribbean cruise line. Prior to that, PAL has logged its longest non-stop flight ever from Manila to Miami to bring back Filipino seafarers. 

Other places where PAL flew to not in its destination list are Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Milan, Italy. All these are repatriation flights arranged by embassies and different organizations. 

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