As part of its continuing efforts to expand sustainable initiatives, low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) has introduced the use of electric buses to transport passengers to and from boarding gate and aircraft at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
“Our long-term goal is the complete transition to electric, zero-emission vehicles and equipment. However, there’s no timeline yet,” CEB spokesperson Carmina Romero told the Philippine News Agency. She added that CEB is the only local carrier using electric shuttle buses in the country.
The program was designed to provide insights into the real-world performance of electric buses, she added.
“Cebu Pacific is expanding its decarbonisation efforts beyond modernization of its aircraft. Integrating electric buses into our ground operations is a move in this direction. Through this approach, we aim not only to reduce our carbon footprint but also to enhance the overall travel experience for our passengers,” CEB chief strategy officer Alex Reyes said in a statement.
Last year, CEB started using electric vehicle shuttles for its employees to reduce carbon emissions and promote sustainable practices in the aviation industry.
Romero said the employee shuttle service is currently exclusively available in Metro Manila. CEB has also pioneered incorporating sustainable aviation fuel in its flights to reduce carbon footprint.