Travel Advisory

PAL Advisory: PAL transfers to new Panglao Airport starting Nov. 28

26 Nov 2018

Starting on November 28, 2018, Wednesday, all flights to and from BOHOL will arrive at and depart from the new BOHOL PANGLAO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, located in Barangay Tawala, municipality of Panglao, on Panglao Island.  (The old Tagbilaran Airport, located in Tagbilaran city proper, will be closed effective at 6:00 am on Nov. 28)

This is in accordance with the urgent official notification issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).  

The new Bohol Panglao International Airport will thus be the sole commercial airport serving the province of Bohol, including the City of Tagbilaran and Panglao Island. 

Passengers departing from Bohol/Tagbilaran on the following PAL and PAL Express flights on November 28 and beyond should proceed directly to the new Bohol Panglao airport:

•PR 2774 to Manila
•PR 2778 to Manila
•PR 2872 to Clark
•PR 2373 to Davao
•PR 1482 (2P 1482) to Seoul Incheon

Passenger flying to Bohol/Tagbilaran on the following PAL flights will arrive at the new Bohol Panglao airport. Passengers are advised to adjust pick up or transport arrangements accordingly:

•PR 2773 from Manila 
•PR 2777 from Manila  
•PR 2871 from Clark
•PR 2372 from Davao
•PR 1483 (2P 1483) from Seoul Incheon  

The PAL ticket office at the decommissioned Tagbilaran Airport will remain open until December 15, 2018 to service passengers during a three-week transition period.  The PAL Tagbilaran City ticket office likewise remains open.

While the PAL ticket office at Panglao Airport is being set up, PAL check-in counters at the new airport will be able to issue tickets if necessary.

Land travel from the Tagbilaran city center to Panglao Airport is approximately 40 minutes.  However, it would be prudent to allot at least one (1) hour travel time from the city to the new airport for good measure.

There is no need to re-issue or re-route tickets, as all currently issued tickets for travel to or from TAG remain valid.  

The new airport will retain the same "TAG" three-letter IATA code designator.  (The ICAO four letter code will be "RPSP" instead of the old "RPVT")

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