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Flights to Philippines in 2021

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 17% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average priceHK$1,466Average for round-trip flights in March 2021
Round-trip fromHK$411From Hong Kong to Manila
One-way fromHK$931One-way flight from Hong Kong to Manila

Cheapest prices for Philippines flights by month

January
HK$1,380
February
HK$1,172
March
HK$1,131
April
HK$1,280
May
HK$1,191
June
HK$1,075
July
HK$1,032
August
HK$1,016
September
HK$1,004
October
HK$1,008
November
HK$1,046
December
HK$1,162
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Philippines is currently September; with January being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Philippines?

HKG - MNL
Price
HK$1,004 - HK$2,412
MNL
Temperature
30 - 34 °C
MNL
Rainfall
17 - 381 mm
The best time to fly to Philippines is during September, but great deals can be found at other times. April sees the temperatures in Philippines peak to their warmest. August tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Philippines?

The price you pay for your flight to Philippines may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 61 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Philippines?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Philippines. Sunday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Philippines?

At the moment, flights in the morning are likely to offer the best value for money for your Philippines trip. A flight at midday will more often than not be of higher cost.

With more than 7,000 islands making up the Philippines, the hardest decision will be which ones to visit. Manila is capital and main island groups are Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. A Catholic country, its people are warm, hospitable and family-minded; its cuisine a delicious blend of Chinese, Spanish, Mexican, Japanese, Indonesian and Indian.

The islands have several international gateways. Ninoy Aquino is the airport at which many flights to the Philippines (and its capital Manila) land. Mactan in Cebu handles flights from Japan, Singapore, and Australia, Davao – regular flights from Indonesia and Singapore.

Manila, on Luzon, boasts one of the best preserved medieval cities in the world. Intramuros, the walled city, covering almost 160 acres, was built by the Spanish in 1571. Damaged during the Second World War, restoration work was started by Imelda Marcos, of shoe fame. Manila Cathedral is at the centre and Fort Santiago at the northwestern tip. Its colourful Chinatown is north of the Pasig river.

The islands have some of the best diving. Internationally recognised spots include Tubbataha Reef; Malapascua Island (Cebu); Balicasag Island (Bohol); Anilao, Batangas; and Puerto Galera (Mindoro).

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How popular are flights to Philippines this year?

Philippines flights are currently seeing a 75% decrease in searches when contrasted with this time last year.

Philippines climate

The Philippines have a tropical climate, which varies by region. The dry season runs from November to April, and the wet season from May to October. Northern islands such as Baguio and Luzon, as well as the centre, have temperatures between 16 and 32 degrees during the wet season. The temperature range drops a bit in the dry season, ranging between 13 and 23 degrees. Typhoon season lasts from June to December.

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When is the best time to fly to Philippines?

Peak season:

The best time to search for cheap flights to the Philippines and visit the northern and central islands is during the dry season when the days are clear and bright and rainfall is minimal.

The south (Davao) has no distinct wet or dry seasons. Weather is constant year-round and temperatures are about 23-32 degrees. There is no bad time to visit this part of the Philippines.

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Getting around Philippines

The flag carrier, Philippine Airlines, flies domestically as well as internationally. It links Manila with 19 destinations including Naga, Cebu, Butuan, Davao, Zamboanga and Puerto Princesa.

Other airlines offering domestic flights include Air Philippines, Air Philippines, Cebu Pacific and Asian Spirit Airlines. Charter (helicopter and small-to-medium sized airplanes) flights are also available.

Ferry services connect the islands while cruise liners dock at the port of Manila.

Philippine National Railways operates the Metrotren. It stretches south to Carmona and Cavite and north to Meycauayan, Bulacan. In Metro Manila, the Light Railway Transit runs from Caloocan to Baclaran.

Other ways of getting around the country include taxis, buses, trikes and the jeepney. The jeepney is a classic, inspired by the American World War II army jeeps. When the American soldiers left the Philippines, surplus jeeps were sold or given to local people. The stripped-down jeeps were fitted with seats, decorated with ornaments and painted in bright colours.

The calesa is a rather touristy way of getting around. It is a traditional horse-drawn carriage brightly decorated that was introduced during the years that Spain was ruler.

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