Cebu Pacific to roll out T1 Transport e-buses

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Published January 12, 2024

PASAY CITY—T1 Transport has been selected to supply and operate two new electric passenger buses for the Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific. The ribbon-cutting ceremony held yesterday, January 10, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 marks the first day of implementation of this new three-year contract.

Eric Jose Castro Ines (second from left), acting General Manager of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), delivers a speech after the blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony

Produced by electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer BYD, each 12-meter electric bus has a maximum capacity of 80 passengers and can travel a full distance of 250 kilometers when fully charged. The units will shuttle Cebu Pacific’s passengers traveling to and from the boarding gate and aircraft of NAIA Terminals 3 and 4.

The integration of EVs into the airline’s ground operations marks a significant step towards decarbonization in the domestic aviation industry. “Driven by our mission towards decarbonization, we are actively exploring opportunities in the EV space and are pleased to have a new partner in Cebu Pacific. We are confident that our partnership will contribute to a safer and more sustainable travel experience for the public,” said First Balfour President and Chief Operating Officer Anthony Fernandez.

T1 Transport, a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Balfour, provides heavy equipment hauling and sustainable people transport services. Cebu Pacific is the newest addition to its client pool which includes First Philec and First Balfour, both of which now have T1 Transport-operated employee shuttle services that are 100% electric.

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