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Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’
leading carrier, gradually rebuilds its international flight network with the
restart of flights between Manila and key Asian destinations in August. This is
on top of its once-a-week flights between Manila and Dubai which re-started in
Beginning August 1, 2020, CEB will be
flying twice weekly from Tokyo (Narita) to Manila (Wednesday and Saturday). On
August 6, CEB will be flying two times weekly (Thursday and Saturday) between
Manila and Singapore; and every Thursday from Seoul (Incheon) to Manila.
Twice weekly flights (Wednesday and
Friday) between Taipei and Manila are scheduled to begin on August 7. One-way
flights to Manila from Osaka (Kansai) every Friday are also scheduled to begin on August 7.
“We are taking a conservative and agile
approach to rebuilding our international network. While demand remains soft,
there is latent demand for travel, particularly from stranded individuals and
those who are eager to come home to visit their families,” said Candice Iyog,
Vice President for Marketing and Customer Experience of Cebu Pacific.
Travel regulations issued by the
governments of the Philippines, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan will
be implemented as necessary. These include a requirement to secure a negative
RT-PCR test prior to departure, mandatory COVID screening or tests and a
mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
“We have taken extra precautions and
assure travelers that preventive measures are in place so we can start
rebuilding the trust and confidence in air travel,” Iyog added.
CEB has intensified preventive measures
across its operations, in accordance with global safety standards. Aligned with
the rest of the aviation industry, travelers can expect layers of bio-security
measures that begin at the point of checking-in for a flight online.
Contactless flight procedures are implemented using scanners and physical
distancing, to minimize physical contact of passengers among each other and
From ground facilities to aircraft, CEB
has a cleaning and disinfection protocol in place. All CEB aircraft undergo
extensive daily disinfection before, during and after flights. Jet aircraft are
equipped with High Efficiency Particular Arrestor (HEPA) filters similar to
those in hospital operating rooms. These trap all contaminants in the air,
including the Novel Coronavirus, with 99.99% efficiency.
CEB has also adjusted its
policies—allowing for increased flexibility and added peace of mind given the
developing situation for air travel. These options include unlimited rebooking
and extension of the Travel Fund validity to two years. For passengers with cancelled
flights, or those who want to voluntarily alter travel plans, they may manage
their bookings through the “Manage Booking” portal in the Cebu Pacific website (http://bit.ly/CEBmanageflight).
For more information, FAQs may be
found here: https://bit.ly/CEBfaqs