Philippine Airlines, the national flag carrier, has yet again added a new milestone as the airline flew from London, England to Clark, the Philippines for the very first time on Friday.
On-board the Airbus A350-941 XWB "Love Bus," 193 passengers departed from London at 5:27 pm local time and arrived in the Philippines at 12:51 am local time. Approximately, the flight time stands at 11 hours and 35 minutes.
Originally, the flight PR-721 lands in Manila as a regular PAL flight from the United Kingdom. However, the limitations of quarantine processing facilities in the capital prompted Clark's arrival, among other flights. Days before the trip, passengers were already informed of the new itinerary, giving them time to book accommodations for their quarantine stay.
Since the reopening of PAL's Clark hub in June 2020, the flag carrier has already operated flights from Taipei, Barbados, Davao, and Bacolod. A month ago, PAL flew directly for the first time from Barbados to Clark to bring home stranded Filipino seafarers abroad.
Aside from the flights to Barbados and London, PAL has also flown directly from Manila to Miami, its farthest flight to date, and Manila to Male for the first time. These flights are a few of the many repatriation missions the flag carrier has undertaken since the country implemented quarantine. Photo from Cielo Villaluna, Philippine Airlines
Photo from Cielo Villaluna, Philippine Airlines