Cebu Pacific airlifts another batch of 1.5 million vaccines from China

Aviation Updates Philippines – The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) safely transports another batch of 1.5 million Sinovac vaccine doses via flight 5J 671 from Beijing today, July 17, 2021, in coordination with the Department of Health.
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"This is Cebu Pacific’s second shipment this week and it is a good indication of the collaborative efforts between the government and private sector to fight COVID-19. We are grateful to Cebu Pacific and other carriers for their contribution in the safe and timely distribution of these vaccines," said Sec. Carlito Galvez, Jr., chief implementer of the National Task Force Against COVID-19.

Upon arrival, the vaccines were inspected by authorities prior to transfer to cold storage vans and facilities.

“We are always ready to be part of the government’s initiative to procure and distribute vaccines for the country,” said Alex Reyes, Chief Strategy Officer at Cebu Pacific. "We are grateful for the trust and opportunity to keep on supporting this national endeavor.”

Over the week, CEB transported more than 500,000 Sinovac, Astrazeneca and Gamaleya Sputnik V vaccine doses to various provinces from Manila.

Since March 2021, CEB has flown over 11.5 million vaccine doses from China to Manila, and over 3 million doses to now 21 provinces, with Tawi-Tawi as the newest recipient.

CEB operates the widest domestic network in the Philippines covering 30 destinations, on top of its five (5) international destinations. Its 74-strong fleet, one of the youngest in the world, includes two (2) dedicated ATR freighters and one (1) A330 freighter.

Press release from Cebu Pacific