To support the government’s repatriation program, Cebu Pacific has organized seven special commercial or Bayanihan flights from Dubai to the Philippines. 

Due to its efforts to help, the top carrier has managed to bring home 1,417 Filipinos in the last two weeks. 

“The Bayanihan flights were mounted so we can bring more Filipinos home. We will continue to work with the government to provide ways to help our countrymen as we enter the holiday season,” Cebu Pacific Chief Strategy Officer Alex Reyes said.

Flights from Dubai to Manila on October 11, 13, 18, and 20 and Dubai to Davao on October 21 to 23 were organized in collaboration with the government, specifically the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

Passengers on the said flights were treated to meal upgrades and an additional 25 kg baggage allowance.

And to ensure that everyone aboard will be safe, flyers were required to undergo mandatory facility-based quarantine, and a swab test to be taken on the fifth day for the fully vaccinated, or the seventh day for those partially or non-vaccinated after arrival.

Quarantine accommodation cost and swab test were shouldered by the OWWA for land-based OFWs. Meanwhile, the Philippine Ports Authority covered the cost for seafarers.

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