A major breakthrough in Bohol’s tourism is unfolding on Friday when the maiden flight from Incheon, South Korea will touch down at the Tagbilaran City Airport.
Philippine Airlines will go down the history of Bohol to be the first airline to open an international flight amidst the increasing number of tourists’ arrivals.
The Airbus A320 plane which can carry a maximum passenger load of 156 pax will be having its daily flight to and from South Korea. The flight leaves Incheon International Airport at 2:30am, arriving Tagbilaran Airport at 6:00am. The return flight will be at 4:30 in the afternoon. The same plane will proceed to Mactan International Airport at 7:00am and will fly back to the Tagbilaran Airport at 3:30pm. This Korea-Tagbilaran-Cebu (vice versa) route will commence on Friday until October 15 this year.
According to Emma Caseñas, PAL Tagbilaran manager the starting fares are P825 (Tag-Cebu) and P1,125 (Cebu-Tag).
If plans do not miscarry, this direct Korea flight will proceed to Clark, instead of Cebu starting mid-October, 2017.
A luncheon press conference is slated at Amorita Resort on Friday during the maiden flight of the first international flight to Tagbilaran City.
Meanwhile, a brand new nine-seater Cessna plane under Air Juan will start tomorrow its daily flights to and from Cebu.
Air Juan leaves Tagbilaran to Cebu, 9:30am and 4:40pm while leaving Cebu will be at 8:50am and 4:00pm.
Paolo Misa, Air Juan marketing head told the Chronicle the starting off fare is P888/pax for the first two passengers in each flight. The plane’s travel time to Cebu is 20 minutes. He assured on time departures of their planes.
He said the airline is now serving other short distance destinations like Boracay and El Nido in Palawan.
Bookings for Air Juan are now accepted at Angel’s Wings Tours and Travel and on line at www.airjuan.com.