Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Zamboanga City to Manila
Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and Philippines AirAsia have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Zamboanga City to Manila. Confirm policies on booking site.
Philippine Airlines does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Zamboanga City to Manila.
An average direct flight takes 1h 40m, covering a distance of 851 km.
There are 43 (direct) flights between Zamboanga City and Manila per week, averaging 6 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Cebu Pacific (₱719) and Philippines AirAsia (₱767), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines (₱2,539) and Philippine Airlines (₱12,793).
Cebu Pacific (2 times daily), Philippine Airlines (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Zamboanga City to Manila, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Manila back to Zamboanga City , the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Zamboanga City you will be using Zamboanga City, often referred to as Zamboanga City Airport. You will be landing at Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl, also known as Manila Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "The websites should be improved that allow users to login."
Cons: "Many changes and mistakes"
Cons: "Too cold on the plane, air is very dry, seats are very uncomfortable. The seats are hard. No cushion. No foot rest."
Cons: "It’s a complete torture to be in transit at Manila airport.a large number of Passengers are kept hostage in a small room with a capacity of about 40 persons. Passport and boarding passes are taken away by the airline ground staff. Good airline but worst staff at airport. A lot to be said. TORTURE"
Pros: "seat not very comfortable"
Cons: "too crowded"
Cons: "Terrible transfer facility in Manila. Poor security staff with bad attitudes. Poor and inadequate waiting areas"
Pros: "Good staff and inflight crew service/attitude."
Cons: "Poor IFE and snacks"
Pros: "Flight was on time."
Cons: "Crew must smile and speak to passengers...poor body language. Waiting for our luggage in the conveyor and give to the guys for them to put a tag for transfer flight to London. If it is connecting flight, passenger should get their luggage in their final airport of destination. Causing delay, because we still have to queve in the immigration. Don't see the point in that."
Cons: "Never on time. Almst missed connection. Planned on 4 hours. Downn to the wire. Nevermore."
Cons: "The business seat was very uncomfortable"
Cons: "Seat was uncomfortable and fake leather. Staff were surly."
Cons: "The amount of time waiting for our luggage to come out. There was a good 15 mins of nothing"
Pros: "Almost 4 hours. Reason 'traffic." Lame"
Pros: "3 meals, drinks, pillow, blanket, toothbrush, toothpaste and sleep mask were included. Staff was friendly and kind. Would definitely fly with them again."
Pros: "Why there’s an extra charge if you seat in row 53 below. They put me to row 71."
Pros: "The offer of assistance before I even asked for it; genuine concern"
Cons: "I late only 2 min but can not fight with them"
Pros: "3 meals. Super kind beautiful attendedTs"
Cons: "Nailed in the els How by serving cart while dead asleep!"
Cons: "Better signage at the airport for those that already checked in online. I waited in the long line since the signs were obscure."
Pros: "It was good value, and landed a little early."
Cons: "No power plug or USB charging port."
Cons: "No myPal"
Pros: "Great staff, pleasant cabin temperature and seats, lovely staff, and super quick boarding/unboarding."
Cons: "Check in at Kuala was a chaos. The agents were at a lost not knowing how to handle the family in front of me. It took them more than 30 minutes to handle just one family. I think there must be something wrong with the booking system. It took me 45 minutes to complete my check in."
Pros: "Comfortable seat."
Pros: "most all the touchdowns are seamless no bouncy on the tarmac. the only thing a bit un nerving is the wind blowing on landing and the rear of the plane swings from side to side"
Cons: "sometimes only sometimes, the tea is steeped in a coffee pot ug ug ug change the pot dedicate a pot for tea, perhaps a different color."
Cons: "Why do we have to buy water? It's just water!"
Pros: "Very good cobfort and assistance"
Cons: "Entertainement system was bad, few options, no wifi as indicated before"
Pros: "Peppy happy music although it should be played a little softer. Good lunch - right portioning. Coffee could be better though."
Cons: "The fact that u would not let me board without a leaving ticket. I have a wife and daughter there, and also PI ID. I missed my daughter's birthday. I will never forgive that"
Pros: "Ice cream"
Cons: "No monitor"
Pros: "Wide seats."
Cons: "Manila airport and airline staff are terrible"
Pros: "Vegetarian meal - way better than delta"
Cons: "Everything, so I bought a ticket back with Cathay Pacific."
Pros: "i would like to suggest that if there be any chance that vegetarian meals for vegetarians can also be served during international flights. Thank you so much! So far so goog! Keep up!"
Cons: "The staff were unprofessional. They seldom smile and it's as if they are still in apprenticeship. Also, I hate it when they don't serve meals when the seatbelt sign is on. I understand in the case of hot beverages"
Cons: "I don't like the the schedule of the flights to Butuan."
Cons: "Budget air because knee space is very tight."
Pros: "Everything went as expected. Good job!"
Cons: "Not applicable."
Cons: "1 hr 45 min for check-in!"
Cons: "Loud and weight restrictions were not goodl"
Pros: "The attitude of the staff was great"
Pros: "Wheelchair assistance is excellent."
Pros: "Not anything"
Cons: "Their needs to be more information about luggage weight I had to pay a lot because I was overweight"
Pros: "everyting was comfortable. the stewards were very friendly."
Cons: "we had no real complaints we would fly again using philippine airlines"
Pros: "So much on time that we left 40 minutes early"
Cons: "Check in luggage is maxed on 10 kg, so we had to buy extra kilos at around 200 PHP/kg at the counter"
Pros: "Not Satisfied"
Cons: "Need improvements"
Pros: "Friendly staff; value for the money"
Cons: "Boarding procedures not very organized"
Pros: "The boarding and landing was okay."
Cons: "Crew don’t engage well. Plane smells like poop the whole time."
Pros: "All the crew were super pleasant and friendly despite attending to very rude European passengers."
Cons: "Keep up the excellent work!"
Cons: "Boarding is a fiasco with cebu pacific they should try zones and separate lines like japan!"
Pros: "Nothing.the cebu pacific employee told me that my flight was changed from 12pm to 6pm when I checked in but I did not have any notification. He said that he can get me in, in an earliest flight they have and only to find out that the flight they he wanted me in is my flight and ask money."
Cons: "Screen employees and make sure they don’t deceive people."
Cons: "The luggage took ONE HOUR to come out after the flight!!!"
Cons: "Improve on the congestion of DVO"
Cons: "They should improve tge delayed flight"
Pros: "Crew was professional and seats were comfortable."
Cons: "It is almost a given that most domestic flights to Manila are delayed and our flight was 1 hour and 10 min delayed. Fortunately, I was getting frequent updates that helped with the planning on when to leave for the airport."
Pros: "Crew were very friendly"
Cons: "Its a cheap airline.what do u expect?"
Pros: "The plane"
Cons: "Be ontime"
Pros: "Seat was ok but could not sit with my husband"
Cons: "Check in queue at Bangkok Airport was very long nd took ages"
Cons: "So late, I missed a 3 hour connection."
Pros: "In time departure"
Pros: "Nothing about lastminute.com"
Cons: "Lastminute.com rebooked my outbound flight two dat past the original booked date then left the return flight the same which meant the return was before the outgoing. Then to make it worse they tried to charge me additional 80 pounds to change the return ticket."
Cons: "I had the fattish person next to me who had most of his body in my seat."
Pros: "Staff's communication and it was on time"
Cons: "Too cold in the aircrat"
Pros: "When we got to Manila, it was raining so bad. We had to get off the plane onto a bus. They handed us an umbrella to keep dry from the deluge. It was much needed, under the circumstances."
Pros: "No thing about this flight"
Cons: "Not good good on board they don't have variety of food no credit card accepted"
Cons: "Because of the weather delay, I made it by the skin of my teeth to my next flight. It was quite stressful waiting for my baggage to come out so I could re-check in to my next destination."
Pros: "Everything also wants money, very expensive."
Cons: "Everything is also no good."
Cons: "I didn't like everything"
Pros: "Cebu pacific is one of airlines who prescribe to a pay as you go additude. Be prepared to pay for everything after you pay for your ticket 7kg carry on max limits pay for the food you may or may not eat, and if you get cold easily bring warm clothes. No joke this was the coldest airplane I have ever been on in my 15 years of travel, so cold in fact that upon taking off you can hear the ice crystals breaking loose and traveling through the air system. I am going to say that the plane was in good condition and the flight attendants and pilot crew seem to be well trained as well as very polite."
Pros: "No hassles check in"
Cons: "Limited luggage"
Pros: "They are very accommodating ."
Cons: "They are not on time. They are always late like other plane."
Cons: "Line for check-in was terrible. Wait was more than 45 minutes just to check in."
Cons: "Despite baggage being checked through from HK to Davao, Cebu offloaded luggage in Manila and failed to forward."
Pros: "Landed early"
Cons: "Worst seats I have ever sat in, took a red eye out of Dubai and the cabin lights were on for over half the flights."
Cons: "We have travelled 3 times in 2 weeks by Cebu Pacific and all flights were delayed and NOBODY gave us an announcement"
Pros: "Very efficient!i was very happy with whole flight!"
Pros: "Flight was cancelled. No information about refund"
Cons: "I BOUGHT ANOTHER TICKET WITH PHILIPPINE AIRLINES, WHICH LEFT LATER, TODAY AND I HAD NO PROBLEM. NO EXCUSES. SO I PAID TWICE FOR A TICKET TO MANILA FROM BANGKOK. THE BIG PROBLEM IS EVEN WHEN I GOT TO THE AIRPORT WAY AHEAD OF TIME, THE CEBU PACIFIC PEOPLE, JUST DO NOT CARE, THEY DO NOT GIVE A DAM. THIS HAS COST ME A LOT OF MONEY. AND TIME AND STRESS, THERE IS NO REASON TO NOT LET ME ON THE PLANE. I GAVE THEM THE INFORMATION, THEY NEEDED. THE SAME INFORMATION AS I GAVE PHILIPPINE AIRLINES, THAT I DID FLY WITH. I AM SO DISAPPOINTED IN THE HORRIBLE TREATMENT I RECEIVED TODAY."
Pros: "No fuss,simple budget air travel"
Cons: "Nothing,does the job for a 1 hr flight"
Cons: "Check-in, baggage allowance - virtually none, snacks drinks none, will never use again"
Pros: "we had a very tight connection from landing in Manila to catching our flight to El Nido. Cebu's team lead us through the check in process to expedite and save time and even ordered a special shuttle bus for us to take between terminals at the airport. I was very impressed and will be telling everyone I know how great Cebu is."
Cons: "Nothing. All good."
Cons: "Our flight was cancelled because of weather condition while we were at the boarding gate, they didn't care about compensations or consider not risking putting the passengers under last minute pressure, at least they should've notified us ahead of time, they automatically rolled us in the next flight, however, they didn't confirm if the next flight will be cancelled or not. In order to make sure I can catch my connecting flights, I booked another flight from Legazpi to Manila on a different airline, in addition, I had to pay the hotel booking cancellation fees in Manila, since these fees can only be waved if I cancelled 24hrs in advance. Moreover when I asked for my ticket refund, they made a big deal out of it and after a ruff struggle they agreed to refund me, but whatever the refund amount was, it barely covers anything of what I had to pay for a new ticket+ 1 extra night stay in Legazpi + hotel cancellation fees in Manila, I ended up paying 400USD in total while I only got around 50USD ticket refund from them, and of course, add to that the stress and hassle I went through in doing this!"
Pros: "We boarded the plane just on time. I wasn't expected ot would be that food."
Cons: "We landed pretty late. ETA was 11:25pm. We landed almosg 12midnight."
Pros: "Late arrival of plane meant knock on problems with air traffic in manila... over an hour late ... cebu airlines ok but system poor"
Cons: "Unfortunately delays caused by late arrival of plane - 1 hr late"
Pros: "Nice modern plane, great crew."
Cons: "Modern compact seats not very comfortable, and very little kneeroom. But fair prices, so overall a good value."
Pros: "Crew were friendly"
Cons: "Poor food options. Seats were cramped for me (I’m 6 foot tall). No logical boarding organisation (free for all)."
Pros: "All - Competitive price and service"
Cons: "Nothing - No negative experience with CP"
Pros: "Accommodating gate agent. Flight was on time"
Cons: "During flight, it's quite shaky."
Cons: "One of the tightest legroom. Said they were giving out sim cards but never got one even after asking for one. It was ok that we didn't get one but not ok that 2 crew members said they will get us one and never did. If you don't have it, just honestly say you don't have enough. Or just don't offer it in the first place!! No drinks... not even a glass of water without having you pay for it."
Pros: "Really cool"
Pros: "All was great"
Cons: "a bit of a delay"
Cons: "I haven't been able to take the flight because of corona virus restrictions and haven't been refounded"
Cons: "More orderly boarding process by zone, on-time departure and arrival"
Cons: "No wonder Taoyuan International Airport is one of the worst airports in the world. Even if you have checked in online, there is no separate counter for baggage drop."
Pros: "Value for money"
Cons: "Seats could be better"
Pros: "Early boarding and arrival!"
Cons: "The landing was a bit rough."
Pros: "Our flight was delayed for 2 hours, and those people who are in charged for opening the gates for boarding was clueless to what row or zone are they welcoming first or what not. The lines were long and people were disappointed and unruly."
Cons: "Trained your staff!!"
Cons: "Even i asked for 3 times i still could not get a pen from blonde haired host to fill the visa application. i filled in the airport and took a long time to find a pen. Just wasted time, thanks."
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Pretty much everything. Won’t be flying AirAsia again."
Pros: "We arrived ahead of time"
Cons: "No entertaimenf of any kind. Uncomfotable seats"
Pros: "CHEAPEST FARE"
Cons: "Very long time to wait"
Pros: "Accommodating staff. Arrived safely."
Cons: "Delayed over a delayed flight. Overcharged price, they charged you for processing fee which is not necessary I think for the card."
Pros: "After check in"
Cons: "Check in"
Pros: "It was only a 50 minutes flight and the cabin crew were very nice , the seats were leather and all in all very comfortable"
Cons: "Once on board all was fine , the flight was delayed by 27 minutes"
Pros: "I guess sometimes it's cheaper than other airlines"
Cons: "There are always delays"
Cons: "Waited for 25 minutes at the stand in Manila on arrival for the linkway to be connected Pretty poor really as it added another 30 minutes to the journey"
Cons: "This has worse delays than any airlines I've tried."
Pros: "Plane departed and arrived early"
Cons: "They let everyone board via the Zone 1 lane, so my wife and I, carrying a 14kg cranky 2 year old, had to line up behind a long queue of others who didn't have to pay the most expensive premium you can pay on an AirAsia flight. Nonsense."
Cons: "No free snacks"
Pros: "Crew went out of the way to assist us after a terrible checkin experiance"
Cons: "Received a notification that flight was delayed and given an option to reschedule after we checked in only. Checkin countervseperated my family and I even though we checked in early. Sent to Lounge and forced to pay even though directed by them."
Cons: "Pay for luggage"
Pros: "Pontualidade, atendimento e funcionalidade em uma empresa Low cost"
Cons: "Espaco entre poltronas pequeno e avião parecia velho"
Cons: "Flight was a bit delayed due to power or internet outage. lines for check in became a bit chaotic."
Pros: "excellent staff"
Pros: "Plane was on time.."
Pros: "Flight attendant service"
Cons: "Flight cancelled the previous night. Forced majeur. Whatever. No explanation given. Had to book a hotel overnight."
Pros: "All ol"
Pros: "It was wonderful I bought another round ticket for my wife I be there next year and use you again"
Cons: "Having to pay luggage check in"
Cons: "I WAS NOT INFORMED THAT I HAVE TO PAY FOR MY CHECK-IN LUGGAGE LIKE MOST DOMESTIC AIRLINES BUT WITH A LIMIT OF 15 KGS, I THOUGHT IT WAS INCLUDED IN THE FARE,"
Cons: "Instead of getting to manila in 20:00 ive got there on 1:00 am!!!!!!!!"
Cons: "2 hours delay"
Pros: "Staff on the plane were nice."
Cons: "The flight was delayed. Boarding took a while and they only had one exit door open upon arrival."
Cons: "poorly trained staff late could not hear announcements no one in departure lounge to assist travellers will never choose them again - consistently poor"
Cons: "Horribly late. Glad I didn't book a connection the same day."
Cons: "This airline is a complete joke They have NO IDEA what customer service is Three of us had to rebook an earlier flight, same day as original ticket... NO REIMBURSEMENT, had to pay for three more tickets They broke a fragile purchase and said, too bad. Again, zero compensation. Fly with CEBU AIR!!!!!"
Pros: "Check in was fast, crew was helpful, provided meal in airport for long flight delay"
Cons: "The airlines was great overall. Friendly staff, clean planes. My complaint, albeit a minor one, was that they didn't offer any type of free snack or drink. Most American airlines offer this and it's expected from most foreign passengers. Secondly, our plane was delayed about 5 hours for "traffic congestion" at Manila Airport. It looks like they only have one plane that travels the Puerto Princessa to Manila route so keep that in mind if you need to be somewhere on time. Philippines Airlines and Cebu Pacific Air had multiple planes coming and going durongbthis delay. I saw not a single AirAsia plane durong this delay. They sent an update email about a week or so that the flight was being moved up 2 hours, but no text saying that the flight was delayed. We could've spent an extra half day in El Nido if we had known. But still, I would probably fly with then again."
Pros: "everything was ok"
Cons: "Does not leave on time."
Pros: "The price the price the price"
Cons: "You get what you pay for."
Pros: "Great looking crew."
Cons: "Flight out of and into Manilla was changed and delayed."
Cons: "Five hours sitting in the terminal in Kalibo!! No weather issues!! Baggage fees at ticket counter. Considering the fare we paid this is not a big deal. But the delays?? Leaving Manila, we sat on the plane at the gate for over 90 minutes!! Waiting for clearance to take off because of heavy air traffic in Kalibo?? They have five gates there!! Not a whole lot of sympathy doled out by theses folks either. A piece of chicken and ball of rice at the gate in Kalibo hardly compensates for the excessive inconvenience we endured on both legs of our journey. Might consider directing my business elsewhere on future travel endeavors."
Cons: "The plane was late for 1.5 hours!! We almost missed our next flight from the same company ant the staff didn't want to help us at all to get to the next flight no matter how much we asked them. Unbelievable!!!"
Cons: "Delayed for 2 hours without any informations ..."
Cons: "Late but that's expected"
Pros: "nothing. bad experience, no help from the ground empoyee .. i will not reccommend this airline to anybody.."
Airlines flying from Zamboanga City to Manila have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Zamboanga City to Manila
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Zamboanga City to Manila
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Zamboanga City to Manila
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Zamboanga City to Manila
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Zamboanga City to Manila