Cebu Pacific speeds up booster shots for staff to help combat Covid surge

(Press Release)

Cebu Pacific, the Philippines’ leading airline, steps up its efforts to protect everyJuan amidst the Covid-19 surge through the rollout of booster vaccination for its employees.

The CEB/JG Covid Protect Booster Vaccination Program is open to all employees regardless of the source of the primary series, whether from the office or other external sources.

On January 11, 2022, Cebu Pacific administered a total of 200 employees through the booster vaccination program of the Gokongwei Group’s Covid Protect. The program will run for several days with 200 employees to be boosted per day. Cebu Pacific and its subsidiaries were among the first to be inoculated in the group.

Prior to this rollout, Cebu Pacific has continuously encouraged its workforce to get protected at the earliest time possible. Therefore, it forged partnerships with the Pasay LGU and the Project Balik-Buhay of Cebu, alongside LGU vaccination programs where employees reside.

“We have been operating with 100% fully vaccinated active flying crew since October 2021. As we continue to prioritize the safety of our passengers and crew alike, we are very happy to intensify our efforts amidst this evolving situation. Together, we will boost up for safer skies,” said Felix Lopez, Cebu Pacific Vice President for People.

Cebu Pacific continues to intensify its safety drive despite the current challenges as it prepares for the eventual recovery of the air travel industry.

The airline’s pilots and cabin crew undergo regular antigen testing (Test Before Duty) before they are assigned to operate flights.

All Cebu Pacific aircraft undergo extensive daily disinfection, which includes the misting of the cabin using a disinfectant approved for Airbus jets that is effective in eradicating viruses including the Novel Coronavirus. This process also ensures that all surfaces (such as passenger seats, overhead bins, and cargo compartments) are covered and sanitized.

Its fleet of Airbus jets is equipped with hospital-grade High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestor (HEPA) filters that are capable of filtering microscopic bacteria and virus clusters, including the Covid-19 with 99.99% efficiency.