07/30/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/30/2020 00:12
Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines' largest carrier, gradually rebuilds its international flight network with the restart of flights between Manila and key Asian destinations in August. This is on top of its once-a-week flights between Manila and Dubai which re-started in mid-July.
Beginning August 1, 2020, CEB will be flying twice weekly from Tokyo (Narita) to Manila (Wednesday and Saturday). On August 6, CEB will begin flying two times weekly (Thursday and Saturday) between Manila and Singapore; and once weekly (Thursday) from Seoul (Incheon) to Manila.
Twice weekly flights (Wednesday and Friday) between Taipei and Manila are scheduled to begin on August 7. One-way flights to Manila from Osaka (Kansai) are also scheduled to begin on August 7.
Travel regulations issued by the governments of the Philippines, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan will be implemented as necessary and applicable. These may include a requirement to secure a negative RT-PCR test prior to departure, mandatory COVID screening or tests upon arrival, and a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
On top of international flights, Cebu Pacific and subsidiary Cebgo also fly to 23 other domestic destinations, mainly from its Manila and Cebu hubs.
Cebu Pacific is gradually rebuilding its domestic and international flight network, after almost three months of total suspension of flights following the imposition of Enhanced Community Quarantine by the Philippine government, which totally locked-down all passenger commercial flights, on top of restrictions imposed by governments in foreign destinations the carrier flies to. While quarantine remains in place across the Philippines, travel restrictions have eased.
Prior to the spread of COVID-19 and quarantine, Cebu Pacific flew to 37 domestic and 25 international destinations across Asia, Australia and the Middle East.
For travellers' peace of mind, CEB has intensified preventive measures across its operations, in accordance with global safety standards and aligned with the rest of the aviation industry's multi-layer approach to ensuring safe travel. From ground facilities to aircraft, CEB has a cleaning and disinfection protocol in place. All CEB aircraft undergo extensive daily disinfection before, during and after flights. Jet aircraft are equipped with High Efficiency Particular Arrestor (HEPA) filters like those in hospital operating rooms. These trap all contaminants in the air, including the Novel Coronavirus, with 99.99% efficiency. Moreover, CEB has rolled out Contactless Flights guidelines, to minimize physical contact of passengers among each other and with personnel.
CEB has also adjusted its policies-allowing for increased flexibility and added peace of mind given the developing situation for air travel. These options include unlimited rebooking and extension of the Travel Fund validity to two years. For passengers with cancelled flights, or those who want to voluntarily alter travel plans, they may manage their bookings through the 'Manage Booking' portal in the Cebu Pacific website (http://bit.ly/CEBmanageflight).
For more information, FAQs may be found here: https://bit.ly/CEBfaqs