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ICYMI: Japan's low-cost airline will be servicing between Manila and Narita starting July, to offer one-way base fares as low as P4,000

By Camille Santiago Published May 26, 2023 11:24 am

A recent study revealed that Japan is the number one most searched destination by Filipinos, making it a top travel destination of choice. But for many Pinoys who are on a budget, the Land of the Rising Sun may just be a dream as it is generally considered an expensive travel destination. However, there are still ways to travel on a budget, starting with your airfare.

If you've already missed out on seat sale promos, don't worry. Japan's low-cost airline ZIPAIR Tokyo will soon be servicing between Tokyo Narita and Manila, offering seats as low as P1,998!

According to a press release, the airline will be offering "quality service at a reasonable price" to Filipinos starting July 1, 2023.

"In recent years, the Republic of the Philippines is experiencing a strong economic growth and the carrier is expecting to see robust travel demand between the two countries. ZIPAIR looks to offer a new standard in air travel, featuring quality service at a reasonable price," the press release read.

ZIPAIR offers two types of seats: Standard seat, which is like a regular economy seat, and ZIP Full-Flat seat or their business class seat.

Standard Seat

A Standard seat can cost as little as US$ 105 (P5,817) one way for Manila to Tokyo flights, and JPY 11,000 (P4,397) one way for Tokyo to Manila flights. For kids ages 6 and under, the rates would be US$ 48 (P2,684), and JPY 5,000 (P1,998), respectively.

Meanwhile, those who opt to choose ZIP Full-Flat seats, can pay as low as US$ 300 one way for Manila to Tokyo flights, and JPY 40,000 one way for Tokyo to Manila flights.

ZIP Full-Flat Seat

The prices mentioned are exclusive of airport charges, fees, and taxes. Each fare includes a maximum of 7kg carry-on baggage allowance, but flight packages for optional services can save you a lot as compared to buying it individually.

The Biz flight package is priced at $29 (P1,621) and it includes seat selection and a carry-on baggage allowance of 12kg.

If you want to add a meal, plus a 12kg carry-on baggage allowance, and select your seat, the Value flight package is the best option for you. It's priced at $51 (P2,851).

The Premium package is at $76 (P4,249) and aside from the perks mentioned in Value, you'll get a 23kg baggage allowance and an amenity set with a tote bag.

For now, there will only be one departing flight from Manila and one return flight from Narita daily, starting July 1 until October 28, 2023.

Unfortunately, if you wish to cancel your flight and get refunded or change the booking date, those are not permitted.