Carriers resume Bohol flights


    Local airline operators are set to resume regular commercial flights between Manila and Panglao, Bohol which has reopened its doors for local tourists.

    Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) will be the first local airline to resume regular commercial services between Manila and Tagbilaran (Panglao, Bohol) starting on Nov. 22, 2020, with thrice weekly flights every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

    “The restoration of Panglao flights is timely in view of the reopening of Bohol to domestic tourism,” PAL said.

    Cebu Pacific said it will resume thrice weekly flights to Bohol this December.

    “We are more than happy with Bohol reopening for tourists and we look forward to other domestic destinations following suit. We intend to keep operating flights from Manila to Bohol and vice versa thrice weekly (every Monday, Wednesday and Friday), and hope to increase to daily operations by December,” Candice Iyog, Cebu Pacific vice president for marketing and distribution, said in a statement.

    AirAsia Philippines will be resuming flights each way from Manila to Bohol starting Dec. 1, 2020.

    “We are pleased to be able to reopen our services to and from Bohol for both essential and leisure travelers. We hope that the resumption of connectivity between both regions will further assist local businesses and enterprises in Bohol. AirAsia will continue to support the national and local governments in their efforts to jumpstart the travel and tourism industries in the Philippines,” Ricky Isla, AirAsia Philippines chief executive officer, said.