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PAL prepares for emergency Korea flights


Published on Nov 30, 2010

Philippine Airlines (PAL) has said that it is ready to mount emergency flights to evacuate its citizens from South Korea, should the current tensions on the Korean peninsula erupt into a fullblown conflict. The flag carrier said that it had met with government offi cials to discuss the possibility of repatriation flights for Philippine citizens.

“We fervently hope that the conflict in Korea would soon end, but we can’t take things for granted. That’s why we have thrown our full cooperation and support to government in case of a worst case scenario,” said
PAL’s President & CEO, Jaime Bautista.

While the situation in the Korean Peninsula remains tense, no flights have so far been affected. Several airlines have issued statements saying that their flights will operate as normal, and unless mainland South Korea
is directly targeted, it is unlikely airlines will alter their schedules.

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