31% of Cebu Pacific line pilots and crew already vaccinated
Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ leading carrier, has already flown over 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccines to 15 key domestic provinces since March 2021, with Cebu and Roxas as new destinations.
This is in line with the airline’s continuous efforts to support our country’s goal to inoculate 58 to 70 million people to achieve herd immunity by the end of 2021.
On June 17, CEB carried a total of 14,040 Pfizer doses to Bacolod and Roxas, and 14,480 Sinovac doses to Tuguegarao the following day.
Last June 22, CEB transported more than 30,400 doses to Cagayan de Oro. Earlier today, over 125,000 doses were safely shipped to Cebu, Cotabato, Dumaguete, Legazpi, and Zamboanga.
“We are happy to have reached another milestone in such a short period of time, which reflects significant progress in the Philippines’ vaccine distribution efforts outside NCR. We are keen to keep supporting our government through the safe and timely distribution of life-saving vaccines from abroad and across our Philippine network,” said Alex Reyes, Chief Strategy Officer at Cebu Pacific.
The transported vaccines were subject to strict handling guidelines which entail storing them in temperature-specific refrigerated containers to maintain potency and efficacy up until arrival at their designated stations.
To date, CEB has flown six million vaccine doses from China, on top of more than 1.78 million doses transported across the Philippines. It has now safely delivered to 15 domestic destinations from Manila namely Bacolod, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Cotabato, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Masbate, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, Tacloban, Tuguegarao, Virac, and Zamboanga.
Apart from transporting vaccines to and within the Philippines, CEB has been actively working with the local government of Pasay to vaccinate its employees under the A4 category. To date, 31% of CEB line pilots and cabin crew have already been vaccinated.
CEB operates the widest domestic network in the Philippines covering 32 destinations, on top of its six (6) international destinations. Its 75-strong fleet, one of the youngest in the world, includes two dedicated ATR freighters and one A330 freighter./