Philippine Airlines has found a new revenue stream as demand for air travel remains weak due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna recently announced that the Lucio Tan-owned airline flew supplies of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine to Cebu and Davao on Tuesday (March 2).
Flight PR1945 carried 12 boxes or 420 kilos of vials and cold storage equipment for Cebuano frontliners, while flight PR8809 was loaded with 20 boxes or 700 kilos worth of cargo.
“Upon arrival of the PAL flights in Cebu and Davao, the vaccines will be loaded into cold-storage vans for distribution to several hospitals and health facilities,” Villaluna shared.
PAL’s capability to fly precious vaccine supplies will be vital to business as commercial air travel is seen to make a slow recovery.