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The modern Bohol Airport of international standard targets to be operational by the middle of next year.

“It can open to commercial flights starting June in 2018,” Project Director Edgar Mangalili of the Department of Transportation (DOT) said with much optimism as the project is 06% advanced.

This latest development dispelled earlier rumors that the new airport construction will be delayed by more than a year.

The opening of the new airport will formally open Bohol to the world with chattered as well as regular international flights can now be accommodated to bring  thousands of tourists who will welcome the convenience in a direct flight to this island paradise.

In fact, even before the opening of the new airport in Panglao, daily flights from Incheon, South Korea to the existing Tagbilaran City Airport will commence by next month. The maiden flight of Philippine Airlines will be on June 22 this year.

The rate the construction of the new airport has progressed, Gov. Edgar Chatto  expressed elation on the double time work supervised by Japanese consultants and the consortium of contractors.He presided a project coordination meeting at the Governor’s Mansion last Friday.

“I’m very inspired by this information” and “very happy we’re up,” Gov. Chatto said,

The attending officials of the Japanese Airport Consultants (JAC) and consortium of contractors, Chiyoda-Mitsubishi Joint Venture (CMJV), assured to do their best and complete the project on time.

They are JAC Project Manager Tadashi Aoi and, all of the CMJV, Mitsubishi Corp. Deputy General Manager Takeo Kato, Project Manager Aisuke Ando, Deputy Project Manager Takayuki Nagahara and Chief Contracts Engineer Guy Stephen Richmond.

Chatto used the time to also brief them of the security condition of the province, telling them not to worry because Bohol is safe.

Aoi said “the Japanese do not feel afraid in Bohol” and he would even tell his Western friends to come here and “not be afraid,” too.

CAAP EVEN WANTS MARCH OPENING

At a meeting in Manila early last week, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) would like the new Bohol airport to be already opened in March next year even yet for general aviation.

But, Mangalili said, the DOTr “objected” for “security issues” considering that there will still be workers in the area during that period.

The opening flights in June 2018 will be already commercial following a first flight check in as early as March, the DOTr project manager said

Mangalili explained that the visual flight rules (VFR) will yet apply to the initial, opening flights in the first six months of the airport operation.

Visual flight rules (VFR) are a set of regulations under which a pilot operates an aircraft in weather conditions generally clear enough to allow the pilot to see where the aircraft is going.

Simplified, the aircraft may not be able to land during bad weather resulting in visibility difficulty, the DOTr official said, further citing the experiences at the existing Tagbilaran City airport as a “perfect example.”

But Mangalili quickly added that the new airport operation will then also apply the instrument flight rules (IFR) for already “all-weather” navigation six months after or beginning in January 2019.

The IFR is a set of regulations under which a pilot operates under conditions in which flights by outside visual reference is not safe, or flights by reference to instruments in the flight deck and navigation is accomplished by reference to electronic signals.

A pilot may choose to fly in accordance to the IFR in visual meteorological conditions or may be required to do so by the appropriate air traffic service authority.

Aircraft shall be equipped with suitable instruments and with navigation equipment appropriate to the route to be flown.

KOREA-BOHOL FLIGHT

Although entirely incomparable to the Panglao airport by design, size and capacity, the Tagbilaran City airport will accommodate daily Philippine Airlines (PAL) flights from South Korea starting June 22 this year.

Chatto announced that the national flag carrier will hold the media/publicity launching of its newest international route linking Korea and Bohol for the first time on May 30.

He informed the Korean friends during the “Bohol-Korea Friendship Night” here early last week about the much-anticipated daily flights between the two distant places that share tourism interests.

Not just in tourism, Korea is one of the foreign major supporters of Bohol in educational and agricultural enhancements.  

The Korea-Bohol flight will have its stopover in Clark, Pampanga for refueling, also giving convenience to the passengers from central and northern Luzon who travel to Bohol with no more hassle of going to the Manila airport.

In the immediate future, this can open other international routes that will connect to Bohol via Clark, especially when Panglao airport will finally be in use.

Chatto would also like to see soon another regular Mindanao air flight connecting Bohol and Davao in addition to the Bohol-Cagayan de Oro route.

“We have to prove the possibility of passengers to and from Davao by air which has never been tested by sea,” he said.

SIMULTANEOUS WORKS FOR FAST COMPLETION

By visual presentation, the DOTr updated the governor on the different airport construction activities, including the contractor’s fast prefabrication of materials being done outside Bohol like the huge trashes assembled in Batangas.

They are now completing the heavy construction items for shipment here, assured Mangalili.

Chatto was pleased by the updates, especially in knowing that some important works have been done outside Bohol simultaneously with the construction activities right on Panglao project site.

He instructed the local Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to hasten the preparation for the conversion into a national road of the barangay road which is the immediate access to the resorts from the airport.

Chatto and DPWH Sec. Mark Villar already inspected the particular road which is going barangay Tawala in Panglao.

While then a congressman, Chatto nationalized by his laws certain important provincial roads, but he said national conversion of local road can also be done by administrative issuance and he already talked with Villar about it.

Also, the governor instructed the local DPWH to accelerate the installation of necessary and appropriate streetlighting system along the existing national road leading to the airport once the project fund will be ready.

He would have it checked if there was already instruction since the governor and the highways secretary likewise already discussed the project.

THIRD TAGBILARAN-PANGLAO BRIDGE

Days to the airport project coordination meeting, Provincial Administrator Alfonso Damalerio II discussed with DPWH Planning Service Dir. Constante Llanes, Jr. the progress of the feasibility study and advanced engineering design of the third bridge linking Tagbilaran City and Panglao island via Dauis.

The offshore bridge connector is in anticipation of the sure, unprecedented inbound and outbound Tagbilaran-Panglao heavy traffic once the new airport will have operationalized.

Damalerio and Llanes, meanwhile, happen to be fellows and batchmates of the integrated wastewater management training sponsored by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Japan 15 years ago.

The JICA is the foreign main funder of the Panglao airport project, which Local Project Management Team (LPMT) project manager is also Damalerio. 

http://www.boholchronicle.com.ph/2017/05/15/new-bohol-airport-opens-2018/
 

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Raven

Did not know they already started Int. Flight to Tagbilaran... that's cool :thumbsup:

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Goetz1965

The size is impressive - taken mid October 2017

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Flakes

Any real condos yet in pang lao aluna beach or only still these condo hotel resorts fixed rental return deals?

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Jim Sibbick

How recent is that video? I was there in August taking a look. There was lots of heavy machinery working on runways. Lots of smallish building but construction had not commenced on the terminal building. 

 

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Raven

Drone Video August 2017

 

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rep1
14 hours ago, Flakes said:

Any real condos yet in pang lao aluna beach or only still these condo hotel resorts fixed rental return deals?

you want to live there permanently???

on my last trip I saw guys carrying TVs to Bohol on the ship. They didn't even have 7-11 or S&R.

Until they build the land bridge then.

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Enuff
4 minutes ago, rep1 said:

you want to live there permanently???

on my last trip I saw guys carrying TVs to Bohol on the ship. They didn't even have 7-11 or S&R.

Until they build the land bridge then.

after the international airport is complete, I can see many condo projects, new malls and maybe an S&R or Landers.

The dynamics will change drastically but it won't be cheap. Koreans, Chinese and Japanese will flood the island.

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Monsoon
2 hours ago, Enuff said:

after the international airport is complete, I can see many condo projects, new malls and maybe an S&R or Landers.

The dynamics will change drastically but it won't be cheap. Koreans, Chinese and Japanese will flood the island.

I had a good laugh with an ad for some property on Panglao that said "surely once the new airport opens land prices will more than double."  

Surely. That's why you are pushing hard to sell it today at 'less than half' of what it will be worth then. 

 

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Jim Sibbick
12 hours ago, Raven said:

Drone Video August 2017

 

Thankyou. What is obviously the terminal building must have been hidden from the route we took through the site

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fred42
4 hours ago, Monsoon said:

I had a good laugh with an ad for some property on Panglao that said "surely once the new airport opens land prices will more than double."  

Surely. That's why you are pushing hard to sell it today at 'less than half' of what it will be worth then. 

 

 

Can you tell me where? I`m very,very interested.

Everything I`ve looked at has quadrupled in price over the last 5 years and has been snapped up in a heart beat.

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2 airlines eye Bohol as airport hub

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Two leading airlines in the country are keener on making Bohol their international hub considering the much-awaited opening of the Panglao Bohol airport next year.

Gov. Edgar Chatto bared this anticipated development after meeting with the top AirAsia officials at the opening of the Philippine Travel Mart at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City on Friday.

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Philippines AirAsia chief executive officer Capt. Dexter Comendador talked with Chatto on the company’s plan to make Bohol their international entry point.

Asian tourist and investment sources like Malaysia, China, Japan and Hong Kong are target areas for initial connectivity to Bohol.

From Bohol, the tourists can connect to other leading destinations in the country.

A budget airline terminal is also being proposed for the new Bohol airport in Panglao.

Earlier during the inaugural Tagbilaran City – South Korea flight, PAL executives revealed to Chatto their plan to also transform Bohol into their hub destination linking to other international airports.

In November this year, PAL will start its Davao-Bohol-Davao flights and open in Christmas season its Bohol-Clark-Bohol route, Chatto said.   

Competing commercial aviation companies are adding routes that connect to Bohol even if they have yet to use the existing Tagbilaran City airport as an entry point.

The new Bohol airport of international standard in Panglao will accommodate all flights when it will begin operational by mid-2018 as targeted.

After four presidents and four governors, Bohol’s dream airport came to be finally constructed during the term of former Pres. Benigno Aquino III and the incumbent governor.

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said Pres. Rodrigo Duterte is pushing for the completion of the airport as finally built in Chatto’s time.

Chatto accorded infectious hospitality, a signature Boholano trait, to the country’s executive secretary who enjoyed Bohol in a private unwinding along with his family over the other weekend.

CENTRAL PHIL GATEWAY, TOO

The AirAsia has taken cognizant of the new airport development that its executives foresee Bohol as an international air travel hub and a Central Philippines gateway, too.

Comendador said AirAsia shares the vision of the government to develop tourism hubs and spur economic growth beyond the capital.

The airline currently serves the Manila-Tagbilaran route with three daily return flights using an aircraft that offers a seat capacity for close to 3,800 tourists and other travelers to Bohol weekly.

Since its launching in 2012, the AirAsia now has a network of destinations linking Philippine cities and connecting the Philippines to various points in Asia like Incheon in South Korea.

It was PAL, though, that blazed the Korea-Bohol-Korea sky trail by its inaugural flight from Incheon to Tagbilaran City and then Cebu, vice versa, last June.

BUDGET AIR TERMINAL

Also, the AirAsia proposed a budget airline terminal for the Panglao Bohol airport.

Weeks to the Philippine Travel Mart, Comendador already asked for a meeting with Chatto on establishing a dedicated low-cost carrier terminal and the granting of incentives.

Chatto said that while the province strongly supports the plan, discussions will still be made with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

The same will be done with the duly-awarded management group that will be authorized and tasked to operate the terminal facilities.

Chatto said the aggressive plans of AirAsia and PAL will augur well for Bohol as more domestic and international connections stimulate economic growth.

The economic impact will surely accelerate job creation and spur more activities to reduce poverty, the governor said. (Ven rebo Arigo)

http://www.boholchronicle.com.ph/2017/09/03/2-airlines-eye-bohol-as-airport-hub/

 

 

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