Leading Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) will transfer its operations to the new Bohol Panglao International Airport effective Wednesday, November 28, 2018. The new airport, which has a capacity of up to two million passengers, will replace the existing Tagbilaran Airport, however it will continue to use the existing IATA (International Air Transport Association) airport code "TAG."
Cebu Pacific Flight 5J 619, from Manila, will be the first flight to land at the new Bohol Panglao International Airport when it opens for commercial operations. The flight is scheduled to depart Manila at 5:55am and land at the new airport in Bohol at 7:30am on November 28. On the other hand, the return flight, 5J 620, bound for Manila, will be first to take-off from the new airport. That flight is estimated to depart Bohol at 8:00am, with estimated time of arrival in Manila at 9:25am.
CEB has been mounting flights to and from Tagbilaran since 2004, flying close to three million passengers over the past 18 years. Cebu Pacific flies three times daily between Manila and Tagbilaran; as well as once a day to and from Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan) and Davao via subsidiary Cebgo. By December 15, 2018, CEB will commence its daily connection between Clark and Tagbilaran.
Cebu Pacific has maintained leadership in the domestic market with 37 destinations, 76 routes and over 2,130 weekly flights. CEB also flies to 26 international destinations, with over 32 routes spanning Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and USA.