Flag carrier Philippine Airlines is shifting to more cargo flights to make up for the lull in passenger flights.
“We’ve become more and more of a cargo airline because, as we said, our airplanes could also be used to help preserve the critical supply chains, including carriage of PPEs, medicines, equipment and all the kinds of goods that are needed to keep communities thriving. At the same time, we’ve operated hundreds of charters, and we ration flights to bring not just foreign nationals back to their home countries bit also returning OFWs,” said PAL vice president for corporate communication Jose Enrique Perez de Tagle.
“We may have to operate more cargo flights. We have to repurpose some of our aircraft to fly cargo other than just passenger,” he said.
Perez de Tagle was one of the panelist in a webinar organized by the Asian Institute of Management on Monday. The e-forum presented a survey on Filipino travellers’ sentiment on the new normal.