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Seair Promo Fare to Batanes Round-Trip Tickets "Buy 1, Take 1"
One of the things Tutubi hopes to see someday is a dramatic decrease in round-trip ticket prices of Manila to Batanes route that he intends to take someday.
As some sort of answer to his wish, Seair will offer cheap flights to Batanes with their "buy 1, take 1" promo of Manila to Batanes flight tickets.
The cheap tickets to Batanes will be available on September 4 to 6, 2009 during the 20th Philippine Travel Mart (PTM) at SM Megamall Megatrade Hall for a PhP 14,344.00 all in. Travel and ticket validity period for the Batanes airfare promo is until October 15, 2009. (Note by Philippine standards, the fare to Batanes is really not affordable due to economies of scale but once traffic to the idyllic destination expands, lower fares will follow)
Manila to Basco, Batanes direct flights will be offered daily starting October 15, 2009.
SEAIR offers other flights from Manila to El Nido (Palawan), Puerto Princesa (Palawan), Tablas (Romblon), Clark (Pampanga), Zamboanga, Jolo (Sulu), and Tawi-tawi. Flights from Boracay to Puerto Princesa, and Cebu to Caticlan are also available.
For details, inquiries and other promos, you may visit Seaair official website or call Seair Hotline at +63.2.849.0100 for more information.
Tutubi has never been to Batanes mainly due to scheduling woes and budget constraints particularly the still high price of airfare. He intends to visit the group of islands up north to fulfill his dream of visiting all of the Philippine provinces and major islands from Batanes to Tawi-tawi.
We just booked flights to Batanes last December 2010. It's for the Holy Week of 2011. I think we got a very good deal for we got the roundtrip tickets for only 7500++, insurance and taxes included. Tutubi, your dream of cheaper flights is about to become reality. Batanes will no longer be as elusive as it used to. :)
To Anonymous: My friends and I are planning to go to Batanes in the summer of 2012. May I know how you got the cheap roundtrip airfare? As of now, it's still 12k plus which is way too expensive for us. Thank you