A passenger boarding a Philippine Airlines flight to Manila at Cagayan de Oro Airport.

A passenger boarding a Philippine Airlines flight to Manila at Cagayan de Oro Airport.

Philippine Airlines (PAL) began life with a noble mission: to serve as a partner in nation-building. With this in mind, PAL took to the skies on 15 March 1941, using a Beech Model 18 aircraft amid the specter of a global war. It became Asia’s first airline.

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