Cebu Pacific (CEB) is mounting a special charter flight from Kuwait to Manila FOR FREE. This is in response to the call for assistance by the government to repatriate Filipino workers in Kuwait on Friday.
“Special arrangements are being made since Cebu Pacific no longer has regular commercial air service between Manila and Kuwait,” CEB said in a press statement.
“Cebu Pacific is working with the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait on the final travel arrangements.”
The airline will be deploying an Airbus A330 aircraft—the largest in its fleet, for the charter flight. It has a maximum capacity of 436 passengers. Cebu Pacific will also provide free food and refreshment, as well as baggage allowance for all passengers on this charter flight.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday asked help from the local airlines in repatriation efforts in the wake of recent deaths of Filipinos in Kuwait. More than 800 undocumented OFWs in Kuwait are scheduled to go home, the DFA said. Last year, 103 OFW deaths were recorded in Kuwait, up from 2016 figures at 82.