Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), the Philippines’ leading flag carrier, will offer another special commercial flight on August 25 to assist overseas Filipinos in the Middle East who need to go home despite an ongoing travel restriction.
Aside from free meals, passengers on this flight will receive additional baggage allowance.
Passengers with pre-purchased baggage allowance of 40 kg will receive additional 25 kg baggage allowance.
Guests who purchased 20-kg or 32-kg will be upgraded to baggage allowance of up to 40 kilograms.
With this special offer, passengers on the Bayanihan flights to Manila will be able to bring home more items without having to worry about paying extra fees.
“We continue to listen to our passengers’ needs, and we want to do all we can to ease some of our kababayans’ worries through this additional baggage allowance. We want them to travel and come home with peace of mind, especially in this time of crisis,” said Candice Iyog, Cebu Pacific Vice President for Marketing & Customer Experience.
Passengers are reminded to check in based on allowed bag weight and number of bag pieces, and follow the allowed hand-carry policy – a maximum weight of 7 kg and dimension of 56 cm x 36 cm x 23 cm.
All excess baggage and intercepted bags will be on space availability only.
This Bayanihan flight was mounted in coordination with the Philippine Consulate in Dubai and the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Passengers will be required to wear face masks and face shields on the flight and are subject to more stringent guidelines, including a 15-day/14-night quarantine stay in a pre-booked, accredited facility upon arrival; and RT-PCR test taken 48 hours before departure with negative result. Another swab test will be taken seven days after arrival.
The cost of quarantine accommodation and testing for land-based overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will be shouldered by Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA); while the Philippine Port Authority will cover the cost for sea-based OFWs.
Other returning citizens will have to pay for their accommodation and testing.
Accredited hotels for this flight are Savoy Hotel, Manila Diamond Hotel, Lub D Makati, Go Hotels Ortigas and Holiday Inn Galeria Manila.
Before departing Dubai, passengers must register for One Health Pass through the website: https://www.onehealthpass.com.ph/e-HDC/ . Upon completion, each passenger will be issued a Personal QR Code. This must be presented upon check-in for the flight, and upon arrival at Manila.
Passengers must also accomplish a Bayanihan Form from CEB at least 24 hours before the flight. This form will be available via a link that will be sent to them via email.
CEB operates the widest domestic network in the Philippines covering 31 destinations, on top of its eight (8) international destinations. Its 74-strong fleet, one of the youngest in the world, includes two (2) dedicated ATR freighters and one (1) A330 freighter.