Airline ticket prices expected to drop in June

Airline ticket prices are expected to decrease next month after the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) abolished the fuel surcharge on Wednesday.

The fuel surcharge can be seen in the fare breakdown of the airline ticket. It is the second-highest fare.


Starting in June, the fuel surcharge will be Level 4 from Level 5 this May.

The fuel surcharge for domestic flights will drop from P34 to P200 in June compared to this May, depending on the charge on the flight distance.

For example, for the trip from Manila to Caticlan with an approximate distance of 400 kilometers, the fuel surcharge will be only P184.


The fuel surcharge for international flights in the Philippines will drop from P112 to P835.

Trips to Taiwan or Hong Kong, for example, will incur a fuel surcharge of P385.70 while those going to Indonesia, Japan or South Korea will be charged P600.

According to CAB Executive Director Carmelo Arcilla, this is the third consecutive month the fuel surcharge has decreased and is also the lowest in 15 months.


On the other hand, Philippine Airlines acknowledges the decrease in fuel surcharge, which they said they would follow.

According to Cebu Pacific, lowering the fuel surcharge will help to attract passengers.

Airline ticket prices expected to drop in June

As for AirAsia Philippines, the continuous decrease in fuel surcharge has been a big help because the number of their passengers has swelled.

According to AirAsia Philippines, passengers can also use the discounted airline ticket for other expenses.

According to Airbnb data, group travel increased last year by roughly 180% compared to the prior year.

After all, this is the first summer since the outbreak that things are starting to seem somewhat normal again, as seen by the nearly 400% increase in visitor searches for Philippine accommodations on the international travel site.

The top domestic destination with the most Airbnb guest searches this summer (*based on searches made in 2022 for check-ins between March 1 and April 30, 2023, compared to the same period in 2022) may surprise you even though the majority of the Top 4 under-the-radar local destinations are predictable. Santa Maria, Bulacan, Malay, Aklan, the location of the island of Boracay, Baguio City, the “Summer Capital of the Philippines,” and Cebu City, the “Queen City of the South” are the next locations on the list.

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