Saturday, June 12, 2010

Beijing (北京) on a cheap airline ticket!

...the city remains an epicenter of tradition with the treasures of nearly 2,000 years as the imperial capital still on view—in the famed Forbidden City and in the city's lush pavilions and gardens...

Chaoyang Park in Beijing's Chaoyang District   (wikipedia)

The opulent temples, palaces and huge stone gates of one of the world's greatest cities is now only a thousand s/miles pesos away. Beijing, China's political, educational and cultural capital is the latest destination of The Philippines' number one carrier and Asia's third biggest budget airlines--Cebu Pacific Air.

Beijing which hosted the 2008 Olympic Games is home of the National Stadium (aka Bird's Nest; photo shown below), National Swimming Center (aka The Cube), New CCTV Headquarters (aka Z Crisscross) and National Grand Theater (aka Eggshell). That said, it's a delightful and jaw-dropping experience for those who are into architectural designs. Yes. Like me!

 Bird's Nest photo from

For details about the new route, here's what Cebu Pacific Air has to say:

Welcome to Beijing! Our newest nesting ground for only P1999!

Welcome to Beijing, China! We're happy to announce our newest nesting ground - Beijing. It is our 16th international destination and part of our planned international expansion.
Our newest destination comes with a P1,999 ‘Go Lite’ seat sale from Manila to Beijing and vice versa. This is for sale starting now until June 15, 2010, for travel from September 5-October 31, 2010.

We start our Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday flights from Manila to Beijing on September 5, 2010, and Monday, Wednesday, Sunday flights from Beijing to Manila on September 6, 2010.

The flights are scheduled to leave Manila at 7:35pm, arriving in Beijing at 12:05am. The return flights depart Beijing at 1:00am and arrive i! n Manila at 5:30am.

For the same sale period, you can also avail of P1,999 ‘Go Lite’ seats from Manila and Cebu to Singapore and from Manila to Jakarta, for travel from August 1 to October 31, 2010.

Locally, P999 ‘Go Lite’ seats are up for grabs for those going to Boracay (Caticlan) from Manila and Cebu, while P699 ‘Go Lite’ seats are available for those going to Kalibo and Roxas from Manila. These are for travel July 1 to August 31, 2010.

Visit Beijing’s many historical attractions and avail of the P1,999 seat sale fare which is 60% lower than the lowest year-round fare of P4,999!
For your bookings, log on to now! 

And there's more! The Great Wall of China is only 45 minutes by bus from Beijing! Whoa! Look!

But NO! The photo above is photoshopped.

It's time every Juan can fly to Peking Beijing! 


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