11/27/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/26/2020 21:52
Offers Free Antigen testing for GenSanpassengers during pilot run
The Philippines' leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), introduces Test Before Boarding (TBB), so passengers canundergo antigen testingconveniently at the airportjust before their flight reduces the risk of infection between testing and boarding, finding infected passengers in a more timelymanner. Only passengers withnegative antigen test results will be allowed to boardthe CEB aircraft.
Together with thelocal government of General Santos,andin coordination withthe Philippine Airport Diagnostic Laboratory(PADL),CEB is set to pilot TBB on December 03, 2020for a two-week trial period. All CEB passengers flying from Manila to General Santos beginningDecember 03 to 14, 2020 will be required to undergo TBB, free-of-chargeduring the pilot run.This isin compliance with the Executive Order of General Santos; passengers no longer need to take any other test prior to theirflight.
Paving the way in boosting travel confidence
'We welcome this development through Cebu Pacific, because it opens up more people to the idea of traveling again. We believe this will be a breakthrough initiative, as it will allow our residents to feel more secure and not be wary of arriving passengers from Manila,' said Mayor Ronnel Rivera of General Santos City.
Iyogsaid, 'Safety has always been our topmost priorityand in this current environment,health is part of safety. We look forward to the resultsof this pilot so we canpave way for a more confident restart of non-essential travel and a standardization of requirementsacross all Philippine destinations. laudGeneral Santos City for piloting TBB with us.'
Manila-General Santos pre-flight checklist and experience
At the airport, guests must proceed to the testing facility locatedat Level 3 of the NAIA Terminal 3, five(5)hours before departure ing procedures. Once called for their turn, swab samples will be collected, with results to be released within 30 minutes.
After completing the test, DOH accredited PADL will provide passengers with a certificate showing the results of their Antigen test. They can 1:05PM.
Only guests with negative resultswill be allowed to board the flight, while those with positive results willbe referred to another testing facility for confirmatory RT-PCR testing.
CEB continues to deploy world's best safety practices to ensure guests can travel with peace of mind. This includes extensive daily disinfection of aircraft, HEPA air filters onboard that can filter out 99.99% of viruses, frequent cleaning of passenger surfaces at the airport and inflight, and enhanced self-service online portals so guests can easily manage flights.
Strict Contactless Flight procedures are also in place, such as boarding pass scanning, required online check-in and self-bag tag capabilities. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/CEBFlightReminders
CEB offers most flight options in the Philippines, with flights to destinations such as Boracay, Bohol, Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod, IloiloandPalawan. It also operates flights to six international destinations including Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and Dubai. Through its Juan Love campaign, the airline committed to 1 million domestic seats on sale until December 2020, to encourage travelers to support the local tourism industry. These fares are available throughcebupacificair.com.