Budget Airlines in the Philippines

The Philippines is a favorite destination of many budget travelers. The cost of living here is low, compared to other Asian countries. A hundred dollar would definitely go a long way here. There are many cheap restaurants, shopping areas, and attractions to visit; thereby making one’s stay in the country a lot more exciting.

However, the list doesn’t end there. Even when it comes to flying, several local and international budget airline companies operate in the country, making sure that even airfares are kept on budget. For your reference, here are some:

Cebu Pacific Air – The pioneer of piso-fare, Cebu Pacific (CebPac, as how it is colloquially known) is an airline company based on the grounds of Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. It began its operations on 1996 with daily domestic flights to Manila, Davao, and Cebu; until it extended its services to international airports in South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Guam and more.

Philippines Air Asia– Based on Clark International Airport in Angeles City0, Pampanga, this airline company is actually an affiliate of Malaysian-based Air Asia. Though relatively new, it is now servicing flights to Davao and Kalibo, as well as international destinations like Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Taiwan.

Philippine Airline Express – The sister airline of Philippine’s flag carrier, Philippine Airlines, PAL Express. It basically services flights from and to Davao, Cebu and Manila. It has changed its name to Airphil Express, but went back to its present name after a while.

Tiger Air Philippines – Formerly known as SEAir, Tiger Air is affiliated with Singapore-based Tiger Air. It services flights from NAIA and Clark respectively, and brings people to different domestic and international destinations like Manila, Clark, Ilo-Ilo, Puerto Princesa and Bacolod; and Hongkong, Phuket, Singapore, and more.

Listed above are the most used air companies in the Philippines. All of which promise budget fares that would bring people to different places without spending so much.