Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), the Philippines’ leading airline, continues to boost its domestic network to address rising demand for travel as it adds daily flights from Manila to Bacolod beginning December 16, bringing its total to 16x weekly.
In a statement CEB said it will be operating Manila-Bacolod flights twice daily, on top of its twice weekly flights exclusively for fully-vaccinated passengers until January 15, 2022.
“Our sincerest thanks to Gov. Eugenio Jose “Bong” Lacson for supporting the recovery of air travel to and from Bacolod and for recognizing the need for additional frequencies in order to reduce fares. We also congratulate his good office for successfully ramping up the vaccination drive of the province,” said Michael Ivan Shau, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Cebu Pacific.
To date, about 51.65% of Negros Occidental’s target population have received the first dose of COVID vaccine, based on the data of DOH Region 6 as of December 6.
To support inoculation efforts, the airline said it will continue to provide a waiver of fees for 5kg excess baggage until January 15, 2022, exclusively for fully-vaccinated passengers flying to and from Bacolod with pre-purchased baggage. To claim this benefit, passengers must present their vaccination card or certificate at the CEB check-in counters.
CEB also operates a once-weekly flight between Cebu and Bacolod every Tuesday.
“We remain committed to rebuilding the public’s trust and confidence in air travel, and we will continue to collaborate with the government to achieve this goal,” added Shau.
Passengers bound for Bacolod are reminded to ensure their requirements are complete prior to the day of travel. Requirements may be easily viewed via https://bit.ly/CEBTravel-Docs
CEB has attained 100% vaccination rate for its active flying crew through its very own employee vaccination program, JG Summit COVID Protect, and various partnerships with local government units in the country.
The airline has been rated 7/7 stars by airlineratings.com for its COVID-19 compliance as it continues to implement a multi-layered approach to safety, in accordance with global aviation standards. These include daily extensive cleaning and disinfection protocols for all aircraft and facilities, on top of its contactless flight procedures. Its jet fleet are equipped with hospital grade HEPA filters, known to eradicate viruses with 99.9% efficiency.