MANILA - Airlines advised clients who have flights to Bohol province that they are transferring their operations from the old Tagbilaran airport to the New Bohol Airport in Panglao starting Wednesday Nov. 28.
This as the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said the old airport will be officially decommissioned for commercial operations starting 6:00 pm. Tuesday.
Philippine Airlines said passengers departing from Bohol on the following PAL and PAL Express flights on November 28 and beyond should proceed directly to the New Bohol Airport in Panglao:
PR 2774 to Manila
PR 2778 to Manila
PR 2872 to Clark
PR 2373 to Davao
PR 1482 (2P 1482) to Seoul Incheon
PAL also advised passengers flying to Bohol to adjust their pick up or transport arrangements as they will arrive at the new airport in Panglao instead of the old facility in Tagbilaran. These flights are:
PR 2773 from Manila
PR 2777 from Manila
PR 2871 from Clark
PR 2372 from Davao
PR 1483 (2P 1483) from Seoul Incheon
Travel time from the Tagbilaran City center to Panglao airport is approximately 40 minutes, but passengers are advised to allot at least an hour for this when planning their trips, PAL said.
The airline also said its ticket office at the old airport will remain open until Dec. 15 to service passengers during a three-week transition period. PAL said its check-in counters at the new airport will be able to issue tickets if necessary.
Cebu Pacific said it is also transferring its operations to the New Bohol Airport on Wednesday.
Cebu Pacific flies thrice daily between Manila and Bohol, as well as once a day to and from Cagayan de Oro and Davao. It is also set to launch daily flights between Clark and Bohol by Dec. 15.
AirAsia also said it moving its operations from Tagbilaran airport to the Panglao airport on Wednesday.
The low-cost carrier said its flight schedule remains unchanged but advised passengers departing from and to Tagbilaran to check-in via its website or mobile app, print their boarding passes before leaving to the airport, and arrive at the new airport at least 2 hours before their flights.