Batanes, an archipelago in the northernmost province in the country, is famous for its sprawling grasslands, unspoiled white-sand beaches, coves with multicolored rocks and amazing geographic formations, stone fortresses, and a still-intact Ivatan way of life. 

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Despite these major tourism draws, it has remained undisturbed because, well, it isn't easy to get there. There are only a few choices for air travel to Basco Airport in Batanes—Philippine Airlines via PAL Express has four flights a week while leisure airlines SkyJet and AirSwift have daily flights but could be more expensive options. So this piece of news is a pretty big deal: Cebu Pacific announced on February 12 that they're launching direct commercial air service between Manila and Batanes starting March 25.

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The local airline will fly once daily from NAIA Terminal 4 in Manila to Basco in Batanes at 6:20 a.m., with a return trip at 9:15 a.m. As a cherry on top, there's a big sale from February 12 (starting at 12 p.m.) to 13. The one-way rate is at P2,699 for travel from March 25 to May 31. Regular price is at P4,241, all-in. This seasonal flight is only until October 27 (for now), so better book a seat ASAP!

"Our new flight to Basco is in keeping with our commitment to connect more of the Philippines and make air travel safe, affordable, reliable, and fun-filled for 'everyjuan.' What makes the route more special is that netizens were actively engaged in the selection of our new destination—our customers were a part of the process," said Alexander Lao, CebGo President and CEO. This new direct flight to Batanes is part of the #CEBFlyMeTo campaign where people voted through social media for the destination they want Cebu Pacific to fly to next.

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This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.

*Minor edits have been made by FemaleNetwork.com editors.

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