Cebu Pacific delivers over 1M COVID-19 vaccines across the Philippines

Two million of these vaccines were picked up from Beijing in coordination with the Department of Health

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Cebu Pacific has carried over 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to 12 key domestic destinations to date since March 2021. This adds to the airline’s ongoing collaboration with the government to safely distribute more vaccines across the country.

On May 14, CEB carried 81,400 vaccine doses to Tuguegarao on top of 9,800 for Masbate, while on May 17, it safely flew 4,360 doses to Virac. On May 18, it transported 6,000 doses to Bacolod, 28,800 to Butuan, 46,400 to Cotabato, 28,800 to Cagayan de Oro, 5,000 to Puerto Princesa, and 30,800 to Zamboanga.

The carrier has also safely delivered COVID-19 vaccine doses from Manila to Davao, Legazpi, and Tacloban in the past weeks.

“We are glad to keep supporting our government in the rollout of its vaccination program. Having carried over one million vaccine doses is a milestone not only for us, but more so for the whole country as this is testament to the efficient distribution efforts in place. We look forward to carrying more vaccines across our widest domestic network as we all work together to curb the spread of COVID-19,” said Xander Lao, chief commercial 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 over three million vaccine doses, two million of which were picked up from Beijing in coordination with the Department of Health.

CEB operates the widest domestic network in the Philippines covering 32 destinations, on top of its six international destinations. Its 74-strong fleet, one of the youngest in the world, includes two dedicated ATR freighters and oneA330 freighter.

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