Lower airfare expected in July—Civil Aeronautics Board

Lower airfare expected in July—Civil Aeronautics Board

ARE you planning to travel this July and searching for airfare that suit your budget?

Well, here’s some good news for you! From July 1 to July 31, take advantage of reduced plane ticket prices.

Atty. Clarabel Ann Lacsina from the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) announced that the fuel surcharge, which has been at Level 6 for the past five months, will drop to Level 5 for the entire month of July.

Atty. Lacsima emphasized that CAB considers two factors in deciding whether to adjust air ticket fares.

This reduction in fuel surcharge means a decrease in airfares, making it the perfect opportunity to grab more affordable tickets. This includes their monitoring of jet fuel price movements and peso-to-dollar exchange.

“This fuel surcharge is based on the movement of jet fuel prices in the market. Based on our evaluation, the price of jet fuel is decreasing in the global market, so we have lowered the fuel surcharge for the next month,” according to Atty. Clarabel Anne Lacsina, OIC, Administrative Division, Civil Aeronautics Board.

The domestic passenger surcharge will cost from over one hundred pesos to over five hundred pesos.

“We will feel a reduction in the fuel surcharge in the month of July from P185 to P265 for domestic flights. It will only range from P151 to P542. For example, our plans to fly from Manila-Caticlan to Boracay will be reduced by P54.00 in the fuel surcharge, making it P238.00,” Lacsina added.

For international flights, the surcharge varies from over four hundred pesos to over three thousand pesos.

“Our international flights will range from ₱498.03 to ₱3,703.111. Currently, it is in the range of P610.00 to P4,500.00. For those flying, for example, to Taiwan or Hong Kong, a reduction of P112.00 will bring the fuel surcharge down to P498.00,” added Lacsina.

CAB’s decision to reduce the fuel surcharge is welcomed by Cebu Pacific and AirAsia Philippines.

CEB President and Chief Commercial Officer Xander Lao views this as a positive step that will attract more passengers with affordable fares.

Cebu Pacific is enthusiastic about offering low fares and ongoing promotions, along with new routes to Kaohsiung and San Vicente, Palawan, making dream destinations more accessible to travelers.

“We welcome the Civil Aeronautics Board’s decision to decrease the fuel surcharge. This positive step makes air travel more affordable for passengers and boosts demand as we enter the third quarter. Cebu Pacific is excited to fly more Juans to their dream destinations with our low fares, ongoing promotions, and newly added routes to Kaohsiung and San Vicente, Palawan,” stated Xander Lao, President and Chief Commercial Officer, Cebu Pacific.

Meanwhile, AirAsia Philippines, known for its commitment to offering the lowest fares, continues to prioritize affordability amid the fuel surcharge adjustments.

AirAsia Philippines maintains this commitment through initiatives like its monthly double-digit sales and flash sales.


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