A few days from now, exactly on October 20, 2011, AirPhil Express will finally be making its inaugural flight to General Santos City from Manila! We blogged about it as early as March this year after they announced it, and at that time, we were as excited as you are. More competition means much lower fares!!! Read post here.
A few months afterwards, AirPhil Express fired its warning shots and announced a Seat Sale for their upcoming Manila-GenSan-Manila flight! Early bookers were offered a one-way flight fare of only P888. Read about that here.
Of course, their major competitor, Cebu Pacific has since been retaliating left and right without let-up and we could only advise the happy riding public to do a flight comparison to check the airlines which could give them the best value for their money.
Right now, AirPhil Express boasts of a new fleet of Airbuses which will cater to the passengers to and from General Santos City, similar to the one at the photo below, featuring an AirBus A320.
Aside from that, they have a 15-kilo FREE Baggage Allowance and along with it, a 7-kilo FREE Handcarried Baggage Allowance, a feature not available on Cebu Pacific.
Now if they could only include Payment Centers and Debit Cards for their online bookings and not just Credit Cards (just like Cebu Pacific), then everybody will truly be happy!
AirPhil Express has already invited a few select guests on October 20, to witness their “General Santos-Manila Flight Launching Service Airbus 320”, as it says on their invitation card.
Since the plane leaves Manila at 5:15am on that day, the invitees have been requested to be at the General Santos International Airport as early as 6:00AM.
Hope to be there to be there too! This is something not to be missed!