On April 22, the world celebrates Earth Day. Up in the air and on the ground, Cebu Pacific takes its responsibility to sustainability, its commitment to humanitarian assistance and wildlife conservation to heart.
Filipino travelers can also do their part throughout the year by choosing to fly green with Cebu Pacific. The Philippines’ leading airline was recently featured at the Singapore Airshow after Airbus chose Cebu Pacific to showcase its newest Airbus 330neo aircraft.
The A330neo is the greenest aircraft in Asia. The aircraft has the lowest carbon footprint per passenger per kilometer. Its 459 seats are lightweight Recaro and the aircraft burns 25% less fuel than previous generations. Flying on reduced carbon emissions, the A330neo is the first aircraft in the world certified to meet the 2028 CO2 emission reduction target.
At the prestigious Singapore Airshow last February, Cebu Pacific Chief Executive Adviser Mike Szucs said, “It is important for us to offer value service to our passengers and do it in a sustainable manner. The A330neo is a testament to our commitment to environmental and social sustainability, in line with our target of operating an all-Neo fleet by 2027.”
On the ground, Cebu Pacific has partnered with wildlife conservation and humanitarian groups such as Waves for Water, a global group in the frontlines of providing access to clean, and the Philippine Eagle Foundation, which leads the conservation of and care for Philippine Eagles.
Cebu Pacific’s continued partnership with Waves of Water has proven to be crucial for communities around the country in times of natural disasters and humanitarian crises. When typhoon Agaton made landfall in parts of Eastern and Western Visayas early this month, it resulted in more than 175 deaths and hundreds more missing. Cebu Pacific was quick to actively help in the relief efforts spearheaded by Waves of Water in the towns devastated by landslides and flooding.
In December 2021, when typhoon Odette devastated several provinces and islands in the country, Cebu Pacific and Waves of Water transported water filters to six provinces, including Siargao island, the hardest-hit community by the typhoon. Water filters mitigate the risk of water-borne illnesses such as cholera, salmonella, giardia, E. coli and typhoid. Clean water also impacts on infant care and feminine hygiene.
To date, Cebu Pacific has flown over two tons (1,447 units) worth of water filters, free of charge, as part of its bayanijuan initiative. The airline’s wide domestic network in the Philippines is crucial to getting help on ground and in communities that need it most-and need it immediately.
“It has always been part of our Filipino bayanihan spirit to assist in relief operations wherever we can. We all know Siargao was one of the destinations severely affected by the Super Typhoon Odette and we prioritized our response with the immediate transport of essential goods especially the water treatment needs of the community,” said Michael Ivan Shau, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Cebu Pacific .