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Cebu Pacific and UFG join hands to empower OFWs, CEB to record 700,000 more international seats by 2023-end

Officers from Cebu Pacific, United Filipino International, Division of Migrant Employees, Abroad Employees Welfare Administration, and Philippine Nationwide Police pose for a photograph after the MOU signing.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, November 4, 2023 / — Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ main airline, is happy to announce its vital partnership with United Filipino International (UFG), a non-governmental group devoted to supporting Filipino migrant employees. This partnership goals to improve the welfare of abroad Filipino employees (OFWs) and was formalized by means of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

The collaboration is designed to improve help for OFWs by means of a spread of significant initiatives. This consists of offering complimentary flights to choose OFW beneficiaries, permitting them to reunite with their households within the Philippines with larger ease. Moreover, the partnership will actively promote potential scholarship grants for the youngsters of OFWs, making certain academic alternatives for a brighter future. In occasions of pure disasters, emergencies, and crucial conditions, CEB will deploy particular flights to present instant humanitarian help and transportation for distressed OFWs. Cebu Pacific can even launch academic campaigns to inform OFWs about protected and accountable air journey practices, prioritizing their well-being. Moreover, the airline will actively help OFW households and their youngsters in collaborating in internship applications designed for these aspiring to join the aviation business as flight crew and attendants.

Candice Iyog, CEB Chief Advertising and Buyer Expertise Officer, expressed her enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “Cebu Pacific appears ahead to this collaboration with UFG, with the target of helping OFWs on their journey. Our dedication extends past offering flights; it encompasses making a significant expertise for our kababayans. We acknowledge the challenges they face and are offering the mandatory help, alongside our dedication to making certain air journey is protected, dependable, and reasonably priced.”

UFG’s president, Gemma Sotto, echoed her optimism in regards to the partnership, saying, “With this collaboration, we hope that our upcoming applications will probably be felt and embraced. We aspire to be an instrument for our OFWs and their youngsters, persevering with to make a constructive affect on their lives. We eagerly anticipate launching our applications in collaboration with Cebu Pacific.”

Over time, CEB has undertaken quite a few flights to repatriate distressed OFWs again to the Philippines. Notably, in 2021, CEB repatriated over 11,000 Filipinos from Dubai and the Center East who had been affected by COVID-19 lockdowns by means of a sequence of Bayanihan flights.

Demonstrating a agency dedication to facilitating journey for all, Cebu Pacific is steadfastly increasing its international presence. The airline is boosting its international capability by a powerful 63 per cent in contrast to pre-pandemic ranges. By the shut of 2023, Cebu Pacific can have added over 700,000 further international seats in contrast to the earlier yr. This growth is about to considerably enrich journey selections for the colourful Filipino neighborhood worldwide and lengthen a heat welcome to vacationers of numerous nationalities.

At the moment, CEB operates flights to 35 home and 25 international locations spanning throughout Asia, Australia, and the Center East.

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