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"Cheap" Airphil Express Fare to Batanes, Flight Schedule
Tried online booking with Airphil Express flight to Batanes to find out how much is the ticket price of the supposedly newest budget airline to operate the Manila to Basco, Batanes route. Here is the airfare cost of a trial booking:
Airphil Express Flight to Batanes
Booking date: February 21, 2013
Trial booking flight on May 17 to May 24, 2013:
With Airphil Express Fare to Batanes = PhP8630.00 is still nowhere near the ticket prices in other destinations, it still does not belong to the typical reach of budget travelers (except those big budgeted "budget travelers")
with economies of scale and more passengers, this will go down as more passengers and tourists fly to Batanes but will have to upgrade the airport to accommodate bigger aircraft.
For cheap airfare to Batanes, do follow them on facebook and/or twitter to get the latest Airphil Express Promo Fare announcements.
Airphil Express Batanes Flight Schedule:
Manila to Batanes (Flight Number 2P84): Monday/Friday 0500 HRS (arrive in Batanes at 0645HRS)
Batanes to Manila (Flight Number 2P84): Monday/Friday 0725 HRS
Flight duration/Travel Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes
Baggage Allowance: 10 kgs (Airphil Express Excess Baggage fee applies in excess of 10 kg)