By: Flyhigh Manila Staff
Last April 7, Philippine Airlines (PAL) mounted special flights from Manila to London and back, to ferry British nationals back and to bring home Filipinos. Two groups of PAL cabin crew were called from their homes to be the frontliners of these special flights amidst the CoviD-19 crisis to serve and ensure the safety of passengers wanting to return back to their motherlands.
According to PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna, "The MNL to LHR flight, organized by the British Embassy in Manila and Philippine Airlines, departed today (April7) carrying 290 British nationals who were stranded due to flight suspensions in relation to the ongoing community quarantine. The LHR to MNL flight, organized in coordination with the PH Embassy in London, will be carrying stranded Filipino nationals.
"Prior to the flight, the cabin crew teams were given a briefing on the use of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). All crew members were required to wear PPEs as a protective measure.
"We thank the cabin crew roster of both flights for answering the call of duty and for their commitment to serve."
PAL cabin crew are now provided also with Personal Protective Equipment.
These flight attendants and pilots left home to bring other people home amidst the CoviD-19 crisis. Our salute to your utmost dedication in being the frontliners of the sky.