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AirPhil Express flies to GenSan soon!

First, it was only Philippine Airlines doing the GenSan-Manila-GenSan route since time immemorial.  A few years back, Air Philippines came into the picture followed by Cebu Pacific.  Then when Air Philippines went into restructuring itself and rested, Cebu Pacific upped its exposure, offering two flights to and from Manila daily!

That makes it three flights out of GenSan to Manila and back up to now.

But when October 20, 2011 comes, make that FOUR FLIGHTS because the rejuvenated Air Philippines, now known as AirPhil Express will be back!

So effective that day, AirPhil Express will fly to General Santos City to Manila everyday at 5:15am and will arrive in GenSan at 7:00am.  The flight back to Manila will be at 7:30 and its arrival there will be at 9:15am!

Right now, the official AIRPHIL EXPRESS WEBSITE is accepting advanced bookins for the Manila-GenSan-Manila route at P1,864 per pax.

Although quite pricey compared to Cebu Pacific, it comes with a 15-kilogram baggage allowance!

With this development, expect the plane fares for the Manila-GenSan-Manila route to settle at their lowest soon!  That of course should make every South Central Mindanao frequent flyer very, very happy!



About Avel Manansala

Avel Manansala aka Bariles, is a native of a bustling city down south of Mindanao Island. He is a consultant on Blogging, Social Media, and Marketing . He is co-founder and head of the SoCCSkSarGen Bloggers and manager of Google Business Group (GBG)- General Santos. You may add him to your circles on G+ - If you need more info on any of these fields, please leave him a message.

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  1. Good to know pero masyadong maaga I expect late in the afternoon why they want all morning flight. PAL pa rin ako kasi malaki ang eroplano and proud to board the plane when announcement is on…. tapos makikita nila ang laki ng eroplano papuntang gensan….hahahahahahahha pero yun nga lng pagbaba mo ng airport sa gensan ang lawak at maganda kaso pagpasok sa airport building ngeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  2. Toinks says:

    This is great indeed! But what about night flights? Sana may mag ooperate na ng late night flights para sa mga OFWs…

  3. JR says:

    Make it four flights to Manila every M-W-F-Sa comes March 28,2011…

    Cebu Pacific will resume flights 5J 997/998 this summer season until June 15,2011…

    5J 997 Departs Manila at 1450H arrives GenSan at 1640H
    5J 998 Departs GenSan at 1710H and arrives Manila at 1900H

    A total of three Cebu Pacific flights to Manila every M-W-F-Sa….

    to add, Cebu Pacific will resume daily flights to Cebu before the end of the month…

  4. epm says:

    More CEBU-Gensan and VV flights din sana.. Ang hirap kasi kung mag via DAVAO…

  5. white knight says:

    Yeah masyadong maaga talaga. But on the contrary to those who have business meetings, trials in court, emergencies, etc. this is really good news for them. Sana mag open pa ang Airphil Express nang ibang routes that were not serve by PAL & Cebu Pac as what I have suggested in my previous comments in the other week.

    Welcome back again Airphil Express to GenSan and wishing you all the success!

  6. Minmani says:

    Wow, that’s really affordable. Is there Gen-san Tacloban route?

  7. kako choco says:

    @minmani.. there is no gensan-tacloban flight, same with gensan-iloilo route. they should offer at least one flyt to any of this routes.

    hoping airphil express makes it this time! yes, why dont they offer late afternoon flight or early evening flight? gensan airport can accommodate evening flights..

    airphil express should offer a peso fare for a limited number of seats just like what cebu pacific is doing on lean months to call attention and to inform the public that theyre back!

    and why on Oct 20 and not on May 15 or a week before school opening?

    anyway good luck to them and we welcome them back!

    1. bariles says:

      @kako choco, I am certain that as soon as AirPhil Express resumes its flights to GenSan, the PISO FARE promo and other fare discount offerings will soon be a reality for their airlines. Watch out for it!

  8. fahdingding says:


  9. Sir Avel ano na po nangyari sa rehab project ng airport may pic po ba kayo pa update naman po

    1. bariles says:

      @Jerwin, will make a full report on that next week. Abangan…

  10. Laurence says:

    The time sked is very ideal for people who wants to be in Manila early. No need to go to Davao to catch an early flight. This is good news indeed.

  11. Toinks says:

    Woe to all Generals and people of Socsksargen who do not patronize their own airport. Support naman sana tayo para dumami pa lalo ang passenger and cargo traffic ng GenSan Airport. Yun kasi ang basehan ng kinauukulan sa paguupgrade ang pagdevelop nito. Tsaka, isa pa bakit sa davao may iloilo flights? marami bang ilonggo roon?

  12. evan parreñas says:

    ey bariles, actually right now gensan has 3 CEB flights to mla and vice versa. i don’t know if this is just their provisioning for summer, but if this wil continue then we hav a total of 5 daliy flights to mla from gsc and vice versa (including pal) come this october when airphil express starts its operation. the 3rd daily flight of ceb to mla from gsc is at 5:10pm. it’s a dream come true for me. to my surprise, i just learned it today and was amazed. pero bitin padin, sana ginawa nalang nilang kahit 7pm man lng.. hehek..

  13. evan parreñas says:

    but i can’t really find justice to the 40 million initial funding for the suppose renovation of our airport facility. i frequent dvo airport. just this year i took a pal flight from our airport to mla and was expecting sumhow it’s better but it was a very big disappointment. do u happen to know if the 81 million aditional funding from dotc wil stil be cuming?

  14. OFW Qatar says:

    Kelan naman ang ZestAir from Manila-Gensan? Mas mura kasi ang ZestAir at bago naman mga planes nila.

    Sa Gensan Airport naman, bakit di nila magaya ang Iloilo Airport na pang World Class ang dating.

  15. White Knight says:

    Its our dream Generals that our airport will soon be like this…

    Siempre MANILA & CEBU airports are exceptional in terms of facitilites, traffic so on and so forth.

  16. White Knight says:

    @ OFW Qatar. Agree talaga ako sayo, bakit nga ba? bakit?

  17. JR says:

    the late afternoon flights of Cebu Pacific will end by June 14,2011 leaving 2 daily flights to Manila until October 6…

    By October 7,2011

    Cebu Pacific will be launching it’s regular third daily service from Manila to GenSan. To compete directly with AirPhil, Cebu Pacific scheduled it’s new daily flights early in the morning..

    5J 991 Departs MNL at 0530H arrives GES at 0720H
    5J 992 Departs GES at 0750H arrives MNL at 0940H

    By the time 5J 991 from Manila arrives GES, 5J 993 will be leaving MNL (the second MNL-GES flight).. upon 5J 993’s arrival in GenSan, 5J 992 will be arriving MNL….

    5J 996 will still be departing GenSan at 1500H….

  18. Toinks says:

    what about evening flights? late night flights?

  19. Jes says:

    finally. airphil will fly to gensan na.

  20. Toinks says:

    Welcome back Airphil Express! I hope you can bring back GES-ILO-GES link soon. kahit 3x a week na muna.

    If you have early morning flight, sana meron din kayong night flight.

  21. Toinks says:

    bakit ititigil ng cebu pacific ang late afternoon flight nila? mahina ba pax load?…I really dont think so. Sanag ginawa na lang nilang regular ang late afternoon flight and move it to later time, say like 8.00pm para yung mga business people na balikan ang lakad may flight pa silang masasakyan pabalik ng manila. ok rin yung tatapatan nila ang APX sa umaga but please dont stop the night flight.

  22. fahdingding says:

    Welcome back AirPhil…

  23. […] by bariles On July – 20 – 2011 – Please wait It’s still months before AirPhil Express starts its regular flights in General Santos City but GenSan News Online Mag found out today that […]

  24. As competition is rising amongst the major airlines in the Philippines, Air Philippines is making their way to get to the top. This airline is now offering a travel deal year round. They are giving away cheap airplane tickets and cool discount promos for all travellers who will fly on their local and international flights.

  25. Toinks says:

    Wala na bang flight ang PAL sa GenSan????

  26. charito says:

    who is airphil’s manager kuya avel?

    1. bariles says:

      @charito, I learned that they will only be assigning a supervisor here, not a manager. Will give you his name once I get it from my source. Thanks for asking. 🙂

  27. […] AirPhil Express maiden GenSan Flight all set on Oct 20th Posted by bariles On October – 17 – 2011 – Please wait 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. […]

  28. naitsirk says:

    kuya avel my positive response naba about sa rehab ng airport ntin,,,now its tym para mabago ang airport ntin to be one of the worldclass airports.

  29. esiel grospe says:

    tanung ko lng sna kung kailan yung promo at magkanugensan to manila po

  30. san po ba ang opis ng airphil d2 sa maynila area?

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