Cebu Pacific Air on Saturday announced that 90 percent of its pilots and cabin crew were already vaccinated following the completion of the first wave of its COVID-19 inoculation program for employees.
The CEB management said the second doses will be administered in the coming months, aiming to fully vaccinate its employees by October.
To date, 88 percent of CEB’s total workforce have been inoculated.
The airline’s own employee vaccination initiative is part of the Gokongwei Group’s COVID Protect Program, which covers the free inoculation of employees and their dependents, as well as third-party workers.
CEB has also been working hand-in-hand with various local government units to boost the progress of vaccination for its workforce.
“We know that health and safety are everyone’s top concerns and we want to keep doing what we can to ensure our passengers always feel confident flying with us,” said Felix Lopez, CEB Vice President for People Department.
On July 30, CEB flew its very first flight manned by fully-vaccinated pilots and cabin crew.
CEB is also the official airline partner of the Ingat-Angat, a private-sector led campaign that promotes safety measures and vaccination to help foster a nationwide economic recovery.
To date, the airline has transported over 16.5 million vaccine doses from abroad to the Philippines, on top of over 5.5 million doses flown to 23 provinces across the country.