AirAsia First to Fly to New Panglao International Airport: Special flight from Manila arrives today with CAAP officials and guests
Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines — AirAsia is the first airline to fly into Panglao International Airport. The World’s Best Low-Cost Airline marked a first for Panglao International Airport in Bohol when it flew a special flight from Manila to the new airport in Bohol.
Panglao International Airport is the first eco-airport in the Philippines and it can be found in the province of Bohol. Captain Dexter Comendador, CEO of AirAsia Philippines shares the excitement of many passengers as the airline is now offering routes to the international airport set to give the best airport experiences for local and foreign tourists. The eco-airport is made of sustainable and eco-friendly materials.
Panglao International Airport is the gateway to a remarkable province and ‘the next premier destination in Asia’. The structure of the airport follows a strict green standard and designed to promote and maintain sustainability. It makes use of natural ventilation and solar panels. It was built to be of service to two million passengers which is double to what the old Tagbilaran Airport can hold. The apron can hold seven aircraft at a time. This will include large aircraft for international flights.
AirAsia led Panglao International Airport’s first flight under the approval of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) using their brand new Airbus A320. The passengers of the special flight are CAAP officials, media guests, and travel bloggers. Special flight led by AirAsia CEO and pilot Captain Dexter Comendador arrived at 930 am with CAAP officials and guests.
Comendador also stated that AirAsia has been an official partner of Bohol Province and tourism groups for three consecutive years since 2015 through their Behold Bohol project. He added that the airline company is committed to seeing and participating with the growth of the cities outside of Metro Manila. He also said that it’s their dream to see different parts of the Philippines and other ASEAN countries to be connected efficiently through their travel routes.
AirAsia is very proud to be Bohol’s official carrier as the province and the locals are known for their hospitality much like AirAsia which is a company committed to serve. You can follow AirAsia on Twitter (@AirAsiaFilipino), Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsiaPH) and on Instagram (@AirAsiaFilipino) to know their latest promotion and activities.