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Cebu Pacific readies for resumption of flight by intensifying sanitation protocol

Cebu Pacific is preparing for the resumption of its commercial passenger flights by intensifying its sanitation procedures to ensure health safety of all. In a statement, Cebu Pacific said that it plans to implement new sanitation protocols and intensified preventive measures, as it prepares for the resumption of commercial passenger operations, following quarantine restrictions caused by the Coronavirus Disease (COVID 19).

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According to the airline, all flight crew which includes flight deck and cabin crew will be undergoing antibody tests before operating a flight. All operating crew including ground crew will be wearing Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) while on duty.

 Vice President for Marketing and Customer Experience at Cebu Pacific, Candice Iyog, said, "We are implementing additional procedures to assure our passengers and give them the confidence to travel again. Rolling out 'contactless flights' will minimize face-to-face contact between our ground staff and our passengers and observe physical distancing."

As the airline embarks on more contactless procedure, the airline urges its passengers to check-in online prior to their flight as they will be required to hold their boarding pass in front of the ground staff for scanning. Physical distancing and mandatory use of face masks upon entry to airport, flight duration, and arrival will be fully implemented.

All aircraft and airport facilities will be undergoing disinfection like daily misting of aircraft cabins. This process is aligned with International Air Transport Association guidelines, and ensures that all surfaces (such as passenger seats, overhead bins and cargo compartments) are covered and sanitized, the airline said.

Airbus aircraft are equipped with High Efficiency Particulate Arrestor (HEPA) filters that can capture microscopic particles like bacteria and viruses includng the coronavirus. These filters are similar to what are being used in hospital operating rooms.

Cebu Pacific looks to restart with a limited number of domestic flights first.

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