Philippine Airlines (PAL) recently recorded a new milestone after an all-female flight crew operated its wide-body aircraft for the first time.
According to PAL Corporate Communications spokesperson Cielo Villaluna, the flight on Airbus 330 from Riyadh to Manila on October 14 and 15, 2020, was led by former flight attendant Captain Yvonne Sunga, assisted by First Officer May Marie A. Segovia, and Second Officer Marie Rose Ison Maximo.
Villaluna posted photos of the lady pilots whom she says were thrilled with their “sky-high” achievement.
“This flight brightened up my day and made me forget about my worries. A flight of female pilots, former flight attendants, and a former military female pilot. Wow, thank you ladies for sharing this beautiful sky with me,” Second Officer Marie Rose Ison Maximo wrote on social media.
“A flight full of hope and positivity, sisterhood, wisdom, and faith,” Maximo added.
Villaluna had earlier posted father and child tandems piloting Philippine Airlines flights.
The Philippines’ flag carrier resumed its flights to the world-famous island of Boracay which is now open to tourists with new safety guidelines.
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