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  • Joe Breitfeller

Cebu Pacific Launches Test Before Boarding Process Trial Between Manila and General Santos City

From today through December 14, 2020, guests traveling on Cebu Pacific between Manila and General Santos City will receive a complimentary rapid antigen test as part of the carrier’s Test Before Boarding (TBB) program trial.

Cebu Pacific Airbus A321neo - Courtesy Airbus

On Thursday (December 3, 2020), Cebu Pacific announced the launch of their Test Before Boarding (TBB) program for guest traveling between Manila and General Santos City. The complimentary rapid antigen tests started today, and the trial will run through December 14, 2020. Over 290 passengers participated in today’s launch and the tests were conducted by DOH-accredited Philippine Diagnostic Laboratory (PADL). The test meets the local government requirement of General Santos, so customers do not need to take any other test prior to their flight. In Thursday’s announcement, Cebu Pacific’s Vice President for Marketing and Customer experience, Candice Iyog, said,

“Today marks an important day for domestic air travel with the pilot of TBB, as testing is made more accessible because of the speed and affordability of Antigen testing. This too is a testament of what a successful multi-stakeholder collaboration can do for our industry, and for this we acknowledge PADL, who is our diagnostic partner, and the local government of General Santos, who have been leading this process with us so we can safely and confidently start domestic air travel.”

Also commenting on the new TBB Program, General Santos City’s Mayor, Hon. Ronnel Rivera, added,

“This program adds a layer of protection and comfort in our effort to identify people that are infected so we can isolate and treat them. As local chief executive, it is my wish that this program succeeds. I commend CEB for coming up with this innovative program.”

As previously mentioned, the complimentary pilot TBB testing trial will run from December 3rd through December 14, 2020, for guest traveling between Manila and General Santos City. Customers can take the rapid antigen test at the airport just hours before their departure.

Source: Cebu Pacific