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Flights to Basco, Batanes on Airphil now on sale.

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Flights to Basco, Batanes on Airphil now on sale.

Airphil has just started accepting bookings for Batanes flights. Though not the cheapest, it's still much cheaper than the others. I tried a mock booking and it came out to P 5,281 return, all in compared to a one-way fare on Skyjet I did a few weeks ago that cost almost P 7,000.

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1. Re: Flights to Basco, Batanes on Airphil now on sale.

This is fantastic news Bryantpark! What's the schedule and frequency and what plane do they use? Have the flights already started? Their website still doesn't have much info on this new route.

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2. Re: Flights to Basco, Batanes on Airphil now on sale.

Php5,281 is already a steal for that route. Thanks for this information bryantpark.

Airphil will be using their Q400 turboprop and the frequency is M-W-F.

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3. Re: Flights to Basco, Batanes on Airphil now on sale.

Kegler's correct about the frequency. I forgot to mention that flights to Basco would commence May 1, 2013 onwards. Now if I can only work out my schedules :-)

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4. Re: Flights to Basco, Batanes on Airphil now on sale.

Double check the figures, its at least 7500 per person per way (excluding insurance and with 5kg handcarry)

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5. Re: Flights to Basco, Batanes on Airphil now on sale.

@4 -no its not -the promo was 2008 peso or approx 3k one way 6423 return

Edited: 21 February 2013, 09:53
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6. Re: Flights to Basco, Batanes on Airphil now on sale.

The P 5,xxx return fare is Express Deal, The P 6,xxx return is Express Fare. There were no Express Sale fares (lowest) available last I checked this morning. There's actually no promo, it's just that reservations are now being accepted for flights beginning May 1 as announced on 2P's FB page:

https://www.facebook.com/airphilexpressph

Edited: 21 February 2013, 10:07
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7. Re: Flights to Basco, Batanes on Airphil now on sale.

Is it just me -- there's no Basco on the list of destinations on the Airphil site.

8. Re: Flights to Basco, Batanes on Airphil now on sale.

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9. Re: Flights to Basco, Batanes on Airphil now on sale.

its the second one., after bacolod and before busuanga /coron

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10. Re: Flights to Basco, Batanes on Airphil now on sale.

@MMLManila,

No it's not just you, I also cannot see it in the main search. But if I use this link I can see Batanes as an option...

https:/…webqtrip.html

try it.