PAL cargo helps "Sendong" victims as operations normalize
Philippine Airlines (PAL) Cargo played succor to thousands of typhoon ‘Sendong’ victims in Northern Mindanao just as it resumed full normal operations in its home base adjacent to NAIA Terminal 2.
For the past two weeks since massive floods wiped out entire villages, PAL Cargo has been ferrying an average of 16 to 18 tons of relief goods daily to Cagayan de Oro City. These consist of food, water, clothing, medicine and other relief items, most of which were carried by the flag carrier free of charge.
PAL is the only airline in the domestic sector using wide-bodied aircraft, enabling it to carry up to 20 tons in its belly, particularly to/from Cebu, Davao, and General Santos. PAL is also the preferred airfreight carrier for aquatic, agricultural and time-sensitive products for export, since the airline has the most direct flights to Asia, Australia, Canada and USA.
PAL Cargo also boasts of unique products. It’s One-Stop-Shop allows hassle-free cargo movement from domestic origin to international flights or vice-versa. It also offers a service called RHUSH or Rapid Handling of Urgent SHipment, which carries cargo on the same day, or customers don’t pay.
With its new service provider, SkyLogistics Philippines, Inc., it was not difficult for PAL Cargo to regain the confidence of its regular customers, since it has a pool of well-trained, dynamic and efficient workforce.
“We assure our clients and exporters that with its new partner, PAL Cargo will maintain its dominance in the cargo market and continue offering quality service,” said Danilo Lim, Assistant Vice President for Cargo Sales.
Domestic Cargo acceptance is open 24 hours, while International Cargo accepts shipments as early as 4:30 am until 7:30 pm. Walk-in, regular clients, and accredited cargo agents are advised to transfer their shipments at least three (3) hours before the flight to avoid long queues.
Meanwhile, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other reputable entities may still coordinate with the PAL Foundation for relief goods they wish to send to typhoon ‘Sendong’ victims. Please contact PAL Foundation through firstname.lastname@example.org.