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Cebu Pacific, GenSan to start trial of ‘test before boarding’ on Dec. 3

Budget carrier Cebu Pacific announced on Friday that it would be working with the local government of General Santos City and the Philippine Airport Diagnostic Laboratory on a two-week trial period for its “test before boarding” or TBB offering.

The trial period will run from Dec. 3 to Dec. 14, 2020, the airline said in an e-mailed statement.

All Cebu Pacific passengers flying from Manila to General Santos during the trial period “will be required to undergo TBB” for free, the company added.

“This is in compliance with the Executive Order of General Santos; passengers no longer need to take any other test prior to their flight,” the budget carrier also said.

Candice A. Iyog, Cebu Pacific vice-president for marketing and customer experience, said: “We look forward to the results of this pilot so we can pave way for a more confident restart of non- essential travel and a standardization of requirements across all Philippine destinations.We would also like to laud General Santos City for piloting TBB with us.” — Arjay L. Balinbin

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