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Published on : Wednesday, November 20, 2013
An Airbus A340-300 aircraft that flew from Lyon, France arrives in Cebu Saturday, Nov16, 2013 carrying 28 logistics and emergency rescue specialists and close to 30 tons of water purification equipment and energy biscuits for victims of Typhoon Yolanda. The team and their cargo flew to Tacloban on board PAL/PALex’s CEB-TAC flight. The humanitarian mission was jointly organized by Airbus Corporate Foundation, the foundation’s French partners Action Against Hunger (Action Contre la Faim) and Philippine Airlines.
Meanwhile, a delivery flight to Manila of a PAL brand new A321 from Hamburg, Germany was used to transport a medical team of 10 doctors and nurses and 11 tons of medical equipment and food to Manila. After arriving in the country on the same date as the A340, the team took the direct flight to Tacloban where a medical mission was carried out. The humanitarian flight was a joint collaboration of PAL, the Airbus Corporate Foundation, and the foundation’s partners – Humedica e.V. and Kuhne & Nagel.