Cheap flights to the Philippines

Cheap Flights to the Philippines

The Philippines is a nation of over 7,000 islands in Southeast Asia. Visiting every island would take roughly 20 years! While you don't have to be that dedicated of a traveler, this archipelago has lots to offer, especially its many fantastic beaches. The country is also regarded as a dynamic fusion of cultures, languages, and foreign influences. If you're looking to visit, Skyscanner offers a monthly search option, so you can find the cheapest airfares to the Philippines.

What to Do in the Philippines

The Philippines offers plenty of exciting things to see and do. Its focal points include historical monuments, cultural sites, and natural wonders. There are a few UNESCO World Heritage Sites, like Batad's Banaue Rice terraces. The Baroque mosques and colonial monuments are also worth seeing. If you enjoy the outdoors, the Philippines is covered with sunny beaches. There are coral reefs in Anilao, and you can witness exotic wildlife, such as tarsiers, water buffalo, and the world's biggest eagles. Other popular activities include scuba diving, aerial sports, spa retreats, and many, many festivals. Trying to plan your visit? Find the perfect hotel in the Philippines using Skyscanner.

Best Time to Fly to the Philippines

In the Philippines, tourism is divided between the High Season (from December to April), the Shoulder Season (May and November), and the Low Season (June into September). Each season has its own distinct advantages and disadvantages. During High Season, the Philippines has its dry season, meaning there's little rainfall and the weather is less humid. However, resorts are known to triple their rates! Shoulder Season is the in-between period for tourism. In May, humidity levels start rising before the wet season, and during November, prices begin their steady climb into High Season. Finally, Low Season is known for its typhoons, but hotel prices fall by 30 percent in some cities.

Airports in the Philippines

Not only is the Philippines a gorgeous and culturally-significant country, it's also a budget-friendly spot for Canadians to take a vacation. The country is filled with popular tourist cities, all of which offer gorgeous views, fun activities, and great value. When flying to the Philippines, you'll have your choice of dozens of airports spaced across the country's many islands.

When flying direct from Canada to the Philippines, you will likely fly into one of the country's major airports. To see all the flight route options from your location to the Philippines, enter your home airport and travel dates into Skyscanner's flight search tool, then select country code PH as your destination. Searching for flights throughout the entire country ensures you get the absolute best flight deals to the Philippines.

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)

With almost 40 million passengers served per year, Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) is by far the busiest airport in the Philippines. The airport is also known by its former name, Manila International Airport. The airport is located on the country's northernmost island and sits about seven kilometres from Manila, or about 40 minutes away by car. It consists of three international terminals and one domestic terminal.

Ninoy Airport not only offers the most daily flights, it is also the only airport in the Philippines offering direct flights from Canada. Philippine Airlines flies to and from Toronto YYZ and Vancouver YVR Flying direct cuts down on travel time significantly, making MNL a great airport choice.

Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB)

Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB) is another very busy airport in the Philippines, with over ten million passengers served each year. The airport sits in Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island, near the centre of the country. The airport currently consists of one passenger terminal, with a second terminal in construction. Upon completion, domestic flights will use Terminal 1 and international flights will use Terminal 2.

As there are currently no direct flight paths from Canada to Mactan-Cebu, flights will have at least one layover at a major airport like Seoul (ICN) and Hong Kong (HKG). Some of the most popular airlines at CEB are Cebu Pacific and Cathay Pacific. Mactan-Cebu is a great airport to choose if you'll be travelling around the Philippines due to its prime central location.

Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO)

Francisco Bangoy International Airport (DVO), also known as Davao International Airport, sits on Philippine's southernmost island, about an hour's drive from Davao City. The airport consists of one passenger terminal. There are currently nine airlines operating out of DVO, most of which fly only to domestic locations. Others, like AirAsia and SilkAir, fly to nearby countries like Singapore and Malaysia. DVO is the best airline to choose if you'll be visiting southern cities like Davao City and Cagayan de Oro City.

Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPS)

Though Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPS) is not one of the top airports in the Philippines, it is a popular choice due to its proximity to Puerto Princesa, a lively tourist city. The airport sits on the country's westernmost island, about an hour's drive from Puerto Princesa. It consists of one recently renovated passenger terminal. You can fly to PPS from domestic locations like Manila and Davao City or international locations like Taipei (TPE). Puerto Princesa is best known for its luxurious beach resorts and the Puerto Princesa Underground River, a World Heritage Site.

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