Jeju Air Bridges South Korea and Philippines With Landing at Panglao Airport
Jeju Air, a South Korean low-cost carrier, has landed its maiden flight at the Bohol Panglao International Airport (BPIA), making it the first foreign airline to operate at the new P8.9-billion facility. The airline’s aircraft arrived from Incheon, South Korea, on a late Thursday morning, marking a significant milestone for the BPIA.
The new airport, which officially opened in November 2018, is expected to boost tourism in Bohol, a province in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines. The airport’s modern facilities and strategic location are set to attract more international airlines, further enhancing the province’s tourism industry.
Jeju Air’s maiden flight to the BPIA is a testament to the government’s efforts to improve the country’s aviation industry and attract more foreign investments. With the BPIA’s world-class facilities and the government’s commitment to promoting the tourism industry, the airport is poised to become a major gateway to the Philippines and a hub for tourism in the region.
Jeju Air’s Maiden Flight
Jeju Air, a low-cost carrier based in South Korea, made history on November 21, 2019, when it became the first foreign airline to operate at the Bohol Panglao International Airport (BPIA). Jeju Air Flight 7C4407 arrived at the airport from Incheon, South Korea, marking the carrier’s maiden flight to the Philippines.
The flight was a significant milestone for both Jeju Air and the BPIA, which had just opened its doors to commercial flights a few months prior. The airport, which cost P8.9 billion to build, was designed to accommodate up to two million passengers annually and was expected to boost tourism in the region.
Jeju Air Flight 7C4407 departed from Incheon International Airport at 10:05 pm (KST) on November 20, 2019, and arrived at the BPIA at 9:52 am (PST) the next day. The Airbus A321-200 aircraft used for the flight had a seating capacity of 220 passengers.
The maiden flight was met with excitement and fanfare, with officials from both the South Korean and Philippine governments in attendance. The arrival of Jeju Air at the BPIA marked a significant step in the airport’s development and a boost to the local tourism industry.
Jeju Air has since resumed its operations at the BPIA after a brief hiatus due to the…