CEBU Pacific on Thursday transported another batch of 1.5 million government-procured Sinovac vaccine via flight 5J 671 from Beijing.
“We are grateful to Cebu Pacific and other carriers for their continuous support in the safe delivery of these vaccines. With this steady supply coming in, we can truly accelerate our vaccination program,” Sec. Carlito Galvez, Jr., chief implementer of the National Task Force Against COVID-19 said.
The vaccines were subject to special handling, stored in temperature-controlled refrigerated containers, and were inspected by authorities prior to transfer to cold storage vans and facilities.
“We are keen in supporting the government’s health and safety initiatives,” said Alex Reyes, Chief Strategy Officer at Cebu Pacific.
“We are glad to keep on transporting essential cargo and COVID vaccines to the country and provinces within the airline’s reach,” he said.
Over the week, CEB has also delivered around 640,000 Sinovac, AstraZeneca, Gamaleya Sputnik V and Johnson and Johnson vaccine doses to various provinces from Manila.
To date, CEB has carried over 13 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from China to Manila, and over 3.8 million doses to 21 provinces.
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.