Tagbilaran City Airport
The Tagbilaran Airport is the main airport of Bohol. It is located about 5 minutes ride from the heart of the city. It now caters to three commercial aerial transportations such as Asian Spirit, Cebu Pacific, and Philippine Airlines.
Flights are either coming from Cebu City or Manila. Manila to Tagbilaran flights takes more or less an hour and a half, while those coming from Cebu takes less than an hour and vice versa. The airport is strictly domestic. It is small with a 1.7 kilometer runway and a single terminal.
The airport is provided with basic facilities such as telephones and toilets. At the outskirt of the airport is a covered lounge provided with seats for well-wishers or for those who wait for their loved ones to arrive. Taxis abound which can take you to the city proper and even to anywhere in Bohol for that matter.
Upon arrival, one has to wait for checked-in luggage at the conveyor area as is being done in bigger airports. If you don’t have any checked-in luggage, then you can be out of the airport in less than a minute. The airport charges P20.00 for terminal fee.
The fastest way to go to Bohol is by plane. There are daily flights to Cebu from Manila served by Asian Spirit and then one can take a fast craft for Tagbilaran City or a regular 4-hr ferryboat ride if one wants to cruise and enjoy the scenery. You will pass by many beautiful islands on your way to Tagbilaran City.
Another option is to take the Manila-Tagbilaran direct flight served by Cebu Pacific, the leading discount airline in the Philippines. Philippine Airlines (PAL), Asia’s first commercial airline, also flies to Manila. Schedule of flights often change without prior notice so it is best to contact the airlines to confirm the flights and also in order to avail of ticket promotions.
The airport is currently undergoing renovation. The length of the runway is to be extended to 2,500 meters in order to accommodate larger commercial airlines with direct flights to Manila and vice versa. A modern airport building will also be constructed to better service the ever increasing number of visitors to the province.
The current government is planning to establish an international airport in Panglao Island as an alternative to the Mactan International Airport in Cebu. If plans push through, Bohol will then be more accessible to foreign tourists and this will surely help boost up the economy of the province.
The above schedules are subject to change without prior notice. Please contact the airlines for final schedule of flights.
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