BUDGET carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) continues to fly Philippine produce and goods via its direct flights to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
In its steadfast commitment to serve the Filipinos in the UAE including in months with stern movement restrictions, CEB has conducted 12 cargo flights from the second and third half 2020 for Manila to Dubai and vice versa.
Prior to the onset of the global health crisis, the airline had operated in the first quarter of 2020, 75 cargo flights on the same route for export of food commodities from the Philippines.
According to the cargo data released by CEB from January to September 2020, the UAE is one of the top global export destinations of the airline for Philippine produce. Of the total 37,405 kilograms of fruit exported to various international destinations, 29 percent or a total of 10,674 kilograms were delivered to Dubai. It ranked second to Hong Kong, where the airline delivered 55 percent or a total of 20,641 kilograms of fruit in the same period.
The Philippine mango topped CEB’s list of most exported fruits, amounting to 27,132 kilograms. This was followed by Philippine lime or calamansi, soursop or guyabano, sapota or chico, and turnip or singkamas at 6,178 kilograms. / PR