CEB: 90% of flying crew got jabs


Cebu Pacific (CEB) has announced that 90 percent of its pilots and cabin crew have now been vaccinated, following the completion of the first wave of its employee vaccination program.

Second doses are expected to be administered in the coming months, with the target of completing inoculation in October.

The conglomerate-procured vaccines were administered to over 700 CEB employees at the airline’s headquarters in Pasay City from July 28 to August 4.  To date, 88 percent of CEB’s total work force has been inoculated.

The airline’s very own employee vaccination initiative is part of the Gokongwei Group’s COVID Protect Program, which covers the free inoculation of employees and their dependents, as well as third-party workers.

CEB has also been working hand-in-hand with various local government units to boost the progress of vaccination for its workforce.

“We are happy to share this update with everyJuan as we stay on track with our goal to fully vaccinate all employees and third party workers by October this year. We know that health and safety are everyone’s top concerns and we want to keep doing what we can to ensure our passengers always feel confident flying with us,” said Felix Lopez, Cebu Pacific Vice President for People Department.

On July 30, CEB flew its very first flight manned by fully-vaccinated pilots and cabin crew. It expects to fly more of such flights as the program progresses.

After naming Olympic Gold Medal Champion Hidilyn Diaz its first “Forever Flyer,” Philippine Airlines (PAL) is now offering flyers a chance to win the same title through a raffle promo.

Ria Domingo, the company’s vice president for marketing, said the airline is launching its “Forever Flyer Raffle Promo,” which gives loyal customers a chance to win a lifetime supply of flights.

Domingo said the Forever Flyer Raffle Promo will award eight PAL passengers with 80,000 miles per year for life and 80 more winners of 8,000 miles per year for life.

“We value your continued patronage. This raffle promo is Philippine Airlines’ special way of giving loyal customers the great opportunity to win these exciting prizes and fly with PAL for free for life. The sooner you book, the greater the chance to win these rewards,” she said.

To qualify for the promo, passengers simply have to book PAL flights between August 8 and December 15 to earn raffle entries. They should provide their Mabuhay Miles number when booking for their flights.

Passengers are still eligible to earn raffle entries even if they rebook their flights as long as the tickets are not refunded.  PAL will announce the winners of the raffle promo on its social media pages. Winners may redeem their prizes on January 1, 2022.

The legacy carrier, which has been struggling to weather the effects of the pandemic, is celebrating its 80th year. This promo, Domingo said, “aims to thank its passengers for their loyalty and patronage that sustained the flag carrier through eight decades of operations on a global network of flights.”

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