CEB delivers 1M COVID-19 vaccines across PH

Published May 18, 2021, 6:55 PM

by Emmie V. Abadilla

Cebu Pacific (CEB) has carried over 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to a dozen local destinations in the past three months.

Last Friday (May 14), CEB transported 81,400 vaccine doses to Tuguegarao on top of 9,800 for Masbate.

On Monday, (May 17), the airline flew 4,360 doses to Virac.

On Tuesday, (May 18), it ferried 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.

In addition, CEB 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,” acxording to CEB Chief Commercial Officer Xander Lao.

“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,” he noted.

“We look forward to carrying more vaccines across our widest domestic network as we all work together to curb the spread of COVID-19,” says Lao.

The vaccines were subject to strict handling guidelines and stored in refrigerated containers to maintain their potency and efficacy.

Todate, CEB has flown over three million vaccine doses, of which two million 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 one A330 freighter.