This Is a Sign: More Direct Flights From Manila to Siargao, Coron + More Are Coming Soon

Just in time for summer!

( Summer in the Philippines is every beach-lover’s dream come true: sun, sand, and surf. We have all shades of white and beige sand (and even pink!), surf spots in every corner, and all sorts of islands and islets. Of the 7,641 islands that we have, Siargao, Batanes, and Busuanga are the most popular, but also the hardest to get to. Direct flights from Manila can be expensive and rare, and we can definitely use more options to get to these places ASAP. Finally, Philippine Airlines is getting back into the game as they operate Manila-Siargao, Manila-Basco, and Manila-Busuanga flights starting on March 12.

Siargao is known for its many surfing spots, including the world-famous Cloud 9.
PHOTO BY Christa I. De La Cruz
Travelers are always captivated by the rolling hills of Batanes.
PHOTO BY Allan Ascano
Coron's lagoons and limestone cliffs are always the subjects of many travel photos.
PHOTO BY Criselda Carreon Archives
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Philippine Airlines (PAL) spokesperson Cielo Villaluna, in a post, announced that the country's flag carrier will operate 14 flights weekly between Manila and Basco, 35 flights weekly between Manila and Busuanga, and 21 flights weekly between Manila and Siargao. One-way economy base fares are: P2,888 for Manila-Basco, P1,688 for Manila-Busuanga, and P1,808 for Manila-Siargao.


This is a welcome addition to Skyjet's once-a-day flight from Manila to Basco and from Manila to Siargao and three-times-a-day schedule from Manila to Busuanga; and Cebu Pacific’s once-a-day flight from Manila to Basco and from Manila to Siargao, and four-times-a-day schedule from Manila to Busuanga.

PAL will also continue to serve its routes from Clark to Basco (14 flights weekly), Busuanga (14 flights weekly), and Siargao (seven flights weekly); Cebu to Siargao (twice a day); Davao to Siargao (11 flights weekly); and Cebu to Busuanga (18 flights weekly).

PAL deploys their De Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft for these routes. Philippine Airlines

The airline’s Dash 8-400 NG aircraft from De Havilland Canada will be used for these routes. It can seat up to 86 passengers.

For more information, visit Philippine Airlines’ website.

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