MANILA, Philippines - A new Cebu Pacific Airbus A330 plane landed in Manila on Wednesday, but what made the flight extra special was that it was filled with donations for less fortunate Filipinos.
The budget carrier's Airbus A330 plane transported 2.4 tons of donations, including clothing and medical supplies, in cooperation with the Airbus Foundation and Aviation Sans Frontières.
The Airbus A330 aircraft, Cebu Pacific's third new aircraft this year, took off from Toulouse, France on Tuesday, and arrived in Manila on Wednesday.
Thee donations, which included new clothes and shoes for children and babies, teddy bears, pens, and schoolbooks, as well as blankets and small medical supplies, will be distributed to communities affected by severe flooding and typhoons in the Philippines.
The donations were collected by Aviation sans Frontières and destined for World Vision, an international non-governmental organization and its Development Foundation.
"We are honored to be working with the Airbus Foundation and Aviation sans Frontières on our second humanitarian delivery flight. Our acceptance of Cebu Air's sixth Airbus A330 is made more meaningful as we transport much needed relief goods to the Philippines,” said Alex Reyes, General Manager, Cebu Air Long Haul Division.
Cebu Pacific now operates a fleet of 55 aircraft comprised of 10 Airbus A319, 31 Airbus A320, 6 Airbus A330 and 8 ATR 72-500 aircraft.
"Delivery flights of new aircraft are a perfect way to help deserving causes in our customers’ countries. We would like to thank Cebu Air and Aviation Sans Frontières, our partner organisations involved in this project for their logistics support. Without their tireless efforts, this new mission would not have been possible,” said Fabrice Brégier, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus.