Planning your trips for 2020 but still don’t know where to begin? Finally, here’s some good news from AirAsia, Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and SkyJet Airlines: Cheap flights from Manila and other Philippine cities are now being offered from as low as ₱80 base fare per way!
Travel with no boundaries with AirAsia’s Freedom Sale. With only ₱188 base fare for BIG members, your favourite domestic and international destinations will be within your grasp. Routes on sale include Davao and Tacloban for domestic flights, and Ho Chi Minh City and Kaohsiung for international flights.
Booking period: Until 7 Mar 2020
Travel period: 24 Feb to 30 Sep 2020
Bask in the summer sun or escape to cold destinations outside the country? Either way, Cebu Pacific has got you covered. Experience select Philippine destinations from only ₱99 base fare when you fly from Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, or Clark. On the other hand, you can visit international cities like Hanoi, Seoul, Tokyo, and Taipei from just ₱399 when departing from Cebu, Clark, and Manila.
Booking period: Until 26 Feb 2020
Travel period: 1 Apr to 30 Jun 2020
In line with the Department of Tourism’s 2020 Philippine Shopping Festival, Philippine Airlines has introduced its week-long Fly & Shop Local Seat Sale. It covers all domestic destinations of the country’s flag carrier. Prices start at ₱80 from Davao, ₱380 from Cebu, ₱480 from Clark, and ₱880 from Manila.
Booking period: Until 29 Feb 2020
Travel period: 24 Feb to 10 Dec 2020
Finally, SkyJet Airlines makes it possible to visit three of the Philippine’s most stunning natural wonders from Manila from less than ₱1,500 per way. These are Batanes, Coron, and Siargao. Unlike budget airlines, the total fare is already inclusive of web fees and a 10kg baggage allowance.
Booking period: Until 25 Feb 2020
Travel period: 1 Jul to 24 Oct 2020
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Sample cheap flights from Manila and other cities
Flights to Taiwan with AirAsia: Clark – Kaohsiung – Clark
Flights to Vietnam with Cebu Pacific: Manila – Hanoi – Manila
Flights to Negros Occidental with Philippine Airlines: Clark – Bacolod – Clark
Flights to Palawan with SkyJet Airlines: Manila – Coron (Busuanga) – Manila
Is this a good deal?
When you take the coronavirus outbreak into account, everything seems a lot cheaper these days — especially with flights. But this is particularly handy for when you’re travelling to domestic destinations with the summer season coming up. If that’s the case, take advantage of Philippine Airlines’ and SkyJet Airlines’ cheap flights from Manila, Cebu, and other cities. From around ₱3,000, you can score round-trip flights to must-visit Philippine destinations such as Coron and Siargao!
For some international destinations, like those served by AirAsia and Cebu Pacific, such promo fares don’t seem that bad either. But unlike Philippine Airlines and SkyJet Airlines, both low-cost airlines neither come with free meals nor baggage allowance beyond the usual 7kg, respectively. What’s more, the real question is whether you’re willing to brave international airport crowds amid the coronavirus situation. Having said that, experts say it is safe to travel outside the country provided you take ample precaution.
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