Tagbilaran will be linked for the first time to an international city when Philippine Airlines (PAL) mounts daily flights to —starting June 22, 2017.
Tagbilaran will become PAL’s fifth domestic point with international flights, following Manila, Cebu, Clark, and Kalibo.
A day after the inaugural Tagbilaran-Incheon flight, PAL will open daily Tagbilaran-Clark service, leaving Tagbilaran at 6:40 AM.
The Tagbilaran-Incheon and Tagbilaran-Clark flights are part of PAL’s route expansion program.
South Korean travelers, as well as Filipinos visiting Incheon, may return to the Philippines through any five Philippine gateways — Manila, Cebu, Clark, Kalibo, or Tagbilaran.
Meanwhile, Tagbilaran residents can travel to Incheon directly without passing through Manila. They can also fly directly to Clark to their final destinations in Central and Northern Luzon.
Flights to Incheon leave Tagbilaran at 5:20 PM, arriving in South Korea six hours later.
Starting June 23, passengers to Clark can conveniently connect to seven domestic destinations: Bacolod, Busuanga, Cagayan de Oro, Caticlan, Cebu, Davao, or Puerto Princesa.
The Tagbilaran-Incheon and Tagbilaran-Clark flights were officially launched last May 30 with a Media and Product Launch at Bellevue Resort. (Story in the coming days)
As early as 1949, PAL has been flying to the provincial capital of Bohol, using DC-3 US surplus airplanes as one of the domestic points served after World War 2.