The Philippines’s leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (CEB) safely flew about 70,000 Covid-19 vaccines to various parts of Visayas and Mindanao on May 11 and 12, aiding in the continuous distribution of vaccines across the country.
This shipment comprised of 4,760 doses for Bacolod, 7,600 for Cotabato, 18,075 for Davao, 27,620 for Legazpi, 6,200 for Puerto Princesa, and 5,320 for Zamboanga.
“We are happy to support our government in its efforts to curb the virus. Our country’s progress has been promising and we look forward to an even stronger collaboration between the public and private sectors. Rest assured, we are more than ready to continue flying these life-saving vaccines from abroad and across our widest domestic network,” said Alexander Lao, Chief Commercial Officer of Cebu Pacific.
All these vaccines were preserved in temperature-specific refrigerated containers to maintain potency and efficacy up until arrival at the designated stations.
On May 7, CEB successfully transported 1.5 million doses from Beijing to Manila, the largest single shipment flown by a Philippine carrier to date, in coordination with the Department of Health (DOH).
Since March 2021, CEB has flown over 2.5 million vaccine doses, over half a million of which were delivered to seven provinces in the country.
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 one A330 freighter.