Laguindingan Airport will be one of the national and international airports throughout the country where 35 Disabled Passenger Lift (DPL) of the airline company Cebu Pacific (CEB) will be installed in 2018.
In an article by Business Mirror, CEB recently put to use one of the 35 DPL’s at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 last Wednesday, October 4, which has been installed since March of this year for testing and evaluation.
CEB Vice President for Airport Services, Michael Ivan Shau, said that the DPL is being used to help Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) who may have a hard time climbing up the stairs of the planes at the airport.
Once all the other DPL’s are already installed at different airports in the country, passengers boarding their flights at those specific airports who will book their flights with CEB will be allowed to use the DPL’s for free.
Shau said that 6 additional DPL’s will be placed soon at NAIA and some will be installed at CEB hubs in Clark, Cebu, Kalibo, Iloilo, and Davao.
The remaining units will be installed at 19 high-traffic CEB domestic destinations in Puerto Princesa, Zamboanga, Bacolod, General Santos, Butuan, Tagbilaran, Tacloban, Legaspi, Dumaguete, Pagadian, Cotabato, Roxas, Ozamiz, Tawi-Tawi, Tuguegarao, Dipolog, Virac, San Jose Occidental Mindoro, including Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan Airport).