Philippine Airlines makes history with first polar flight
- A Monitor Report 24 Dec, 2017 | 2968 Views|-+
MANILA: Philippine Airlines made history earlier this week, operating its first ultra-long polar flight from Toronto, Canada nonstop to Manila - the first-ever crossing of the Polar region by a Filipino airline.
PAL flight PR119 took off from Toronto's Pearson International Airport at 00:53 on December 17, arriving Manila the next day at 06:10.
The historical flight was led by PAL Vice President for flight operations Captain Florendo Jose “Chuck” Aquino III, together with Captain Raymond “XP” Casambre, First Officer Paul “Boom” Domingo and Second Officer Jhonathanne “Jo” Hizon.