Cebu Pacific transports 25 million vaccines


BUDGET carrier Cebu Pacific on Monday said it has transported over 25 million Covid-19 vaccines since March, supporting the vaccination drives in different areas of the country.

Over the past three weeks, CEB airlifted vaccine doses to 17 provinces namely: Bacolod, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Dipolog, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo, Legazpi, Kalibo, Masbate, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Roxas, Tacloban, Zamboanga, and Naga. 

Before that, Cebu Pacific also airlifted vaccines to Boracay, Bohol, Cauayan, Cebu, Cotabato, Puerto Princesa, San Jose, Siargao, Tuguegarao, Tawi-Tawi, and Virac.

Davao, Cagayan de Oro, and Iloilo received the largest shipments of vaccines.

“We are honored to continuously do our part in our nation’s fight against Covid-19 through the safe transportation of life-saving vaccines,” said Alex Reyes, Chief Strategy Officer at Cebu Pacific. “Cebu Pacific’s carriage of more than 25 million doses on our flights reflects the wide reach of our domestic network.”

All vaccines were stored in containers with the established temperature limit to ensure that they are preserved until its arrival at the designated stations.

Since April, Cebu Pacific has carried more than 16.5 million vaccine doses from China to the Philippines.

 The airline has been rated 7/7 stars by for its Covid-19 safety compliance as it continues to implement a multi-layered approach to safety, in accordance with global aviation standards. These include contactless procedures, thorough cleaning and disinfection protocols for all aircraft and facilities, mandatory wearing of masks and face shields for both passengers and crew, as well as Antigen testing for Cebu Pacific frontliners before duty.

“On top of these, our aircraft are also equipped with hospital-grade HEPA filters with 99.99 percent efficacy, keeping viruses at bay.”

To date, Cebu Pacific has already vaccinated 100 percent of its active flying crew.

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