Philippine Airlines Launches Tagbilaran City’s First International Flight

Airbus A320 takes to the sky. (Photo Courtesy of PAL Corporate Communiations)

The friendly skies just got busier. Philippine Airlines announced that the month of June will add two new flight routes to and from Tagbilaran City Bohol. Northern and Central Luzon dwellers will be able to fly to the island paradise via Clark starting on June 22, and on June 23 South Koreans can fly direct to Bohol via Incheon making Tagbilaran City the Country’s 5th City linked to an international destination.

Here we go!


On Behalf of Gov. Edgar M. Chatto, Atty Mitchell John Boiser Head – Provincial Legal Office and Acting Provincial Administrator, expressing the thanks of the Provincial Government to PAL for the new flight routes.

Through his representative, Acting Provincial Administrator Atty. Mitchell John Boiser, Bohol Governor Edgar M. Chatto expressed his deepest appreciation for PALs response to the Governor’s call to add more flights to the province. This according to the governor will provide a multiplier effect on Bohol’s Tourism industry.


The daily Clark to Tagbilaran flight will be assigned the flight number PR 2871 which will depart from Clark from 3:00 pm arriving at the Tagbilaran Airport by 4:20 pm and the return flight PR 2872  departs Tagbilaran at 6:40am and arrives in Clark at 8am.


In turn the daily flight from Incheon, South Korea bearing the flight number PR 1483 will leave Incheon at 2:30 am, Philippine Time, arriving in Bohol at an early 6:00am. This in PAL’s estimation will allow Korean Tourists to jump right on with their Bohol Tours without skipping a beat, while the return flight, PR 1482, to Incheon will depart from Bohol at 5:20 pm providing plenty of time for last minute souvenir shopping.

Vaunted Filipino Hospitality goes with you. (Photo Courtesy of PAL Corporate Communiations)

The new flights to South Korea will be on the Airbus 320-200, a spacious 156 seater plane with 12 seats reserved for business class and 144 for economy.  All seat classes will be enjoying PAL’s signature hospitality with meals for all its passengers as well as free baggage allowance without needing to pay more up to 30kg for free business class plus carry-on baggage. Intl flights provide a free baggage allowance of 20kg for economy and up to 35kg for business class.


If prolific shoppers find themselves burdened with extra souvenirs, PAL allows the passenger to pay for excess baggage of up to 40kg per passenger at a rate of ₱250/ 5kg for domestic flights and $56 / 5kg international flights. These options are all available up to four hours before departure.


Now on its 76 Year, PAL is adding these new flights to Bohol as part of their expansion efforts, with new planes for domestic, international, and long haul flights coming in later this year. To thank their loyal customers, the frequent flyers, PAL is launching a Double Miles Promo, from June 22 to October 22, 2017 to go with these new flights, together with an All-in Tagbilaran to Clark Economy Fares at ₱1372 and an all year round trip promo of $405 +tax for the Tagbilaran- Incheon flights.

Lungsoranon Performing Arts Ensemble of Tubigon Bohol in their Cordilliera Suite

The produt launch was held at the impressive Bellevue Resort Panglao’s Sampaguita Pavilion. During the launch, officers of the province, of PAL, members of the media and other guests were treated entertaining and exciting Filipino Folk Dances by the Lunsoranon Performing Arts Ensemble from Tubigon Bohol. The Department of Tourism expressed it’s deep appreciation to PAL’s initiative and the boost it will give to tourism in the region, conurring that the South Koreans are currently the largest Tourist Market of the country.

Bohol has had a long relationship with PAL, for as far bak as 1949, plying its first commercial roots in the provinces shortly after the Second World War. Fly the friendly skies and balik-balik sa Bohol.


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