Another milestone for PAL after taking its first flight from Manila to Ohio, USA

This pandemic has brought so much bad news for the airlines industry, however, it does allow some airlines to achieve milestones, especially if done in the name of service.

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Last November 3, Philippine Airlines (PAL) booked another milestone in its history books after flying for the first time from Manila to Columbus, Ohio. This was a full-cargo flight which carried 40 tons of essential supplies that were loaded into the airline's Boeing 777-300ER cargo hold and cabin. 

The block time from Manila to Ohio lasted for 15 hours and 26 minutes while the return flight took 17 hours and 34 minutes. The aircraft arrived in Manila on November 5. 

Milestones during the pandemic

The need to transport essential supplies and to fly home stranded Filipinos in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic has pushed PAL to fly to destinations and open new routes they never flew to. 

Last May, PAL logged its longest non-stop flight after flying from Manila to Miami, Florida utilizing a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft too. This was also the longest flight ever to land in Miami. On the same month, PAL flew to Bridgetown, Barbados located in the Carribean to fly back stranded Filipino seafarers. 

PAL also flew to other destinations not in its regular flight network like Milan and Beirut to repatriate stranded Filipinos and/or to carry cargo.

As the airline terms it, "the mission continues."

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