Cebu to install disabled passenger lifts

Philippines carrier Cebu Pacific is set to roll out free disabled passenger lifts (DPLs) in key airports nationwide. 
The DPLs will provide persons with reduced mobility (PRMs) an easier and more comfortable boarding experience on flights.
 
Other users may include pregnant and elderly passengers who may have difficulty using stairs to board their flights.
 
The first DPL has been in test phase at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. 
 
Michael Shau, vice president for Airport Services of Cebu Pacific said: “We are looking at initiatives to improve the passenger experience. For those with reduced mobility, we recognise that the experience of being lifted manually can be uncomfortable. Investing in the DPLs will allow us to board and de-plane passengers with reduced mobility safely, with minimal discomfort.”
 
Shau says the rest of the DPL units will be installed starting 2018. Six more units will be placed at the NAIA Terminal 3, with the rest deployed to other CEB hubs across the country, including Clark, Kalibo, Iloilo, Cebu and Davao. 
 
Target completion is June 2018.
 
In 2016 over 43,000 passengers required wheelchair assistance from the check-in counter. Of this number, more than 14,000 were wheeled from the check-in counter and carried to their seats in the aircraft.
 
Any who need wheelchair assistance, they simply need to tick the box indicating this requirement upon booking their flights.

 

Cebu to install disabled passenger lifts

Philippines carrier Cebu Pacific is set to roll out free disabled passenger lifts (DPLs) in key airports nationwide. 
The DPLs will provide persons with reduced mobility (PRMs) an easier and more comfortable boarding experience on flights.
 
Other users may include pregnant and elderly passengers who may have difficulty using stairs to board their flights.
 
The first DPL has been in test phase at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. 
 
Michael Shau, vice president for Airport Services of Cebu Pacific said: “We are looking at initiatives to improve the passenger experience. For those with reduced mobility, we recognise that the experience of being lifted manually can be uncomfortable. Investing in the DPLs will allow us to board and de-plane passengers with reduced mobility safely, with minimal discomfort.”
 
Shau says the rest of the DPL units will be installed starting 2018. Six more units will be placed at the NAIA Terminal 3, with the rest deployed to other CEB hubs across the country, including Clark, Kalibo, Iloilo, Cebu and Davao. 
 
Target completion is June 2018.
 
In 2016 over 43,000 passengers required wheelchair assistance from the check-in counter. Of this number, more than 14,000 were wheeled from the check-in counter and carried to their seats in the aircraft.
 
Any who need wheelchair assistance, they simply need to tick the box indicating this requirement upon booking their flights.