Tagbilaran Airport was an airport serving the general area of Tagbilaran, the capital city of the province of Bohol in the Philippines. The airport was built and opened in the 1960s until it was closed for scheduled passenger services on November 27, 2018, when it was replaced by the new Bohol–Panglao International Airport. It was built and opened in the 1960s and became Bohol's main gateway since its opening. Prior to 1995, Philippine Airlines was the sole airline operating flights from Tagbilaran Airport to Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Mactan–Cebu International Airport from Tagbilaran Airport with a frequency of 2 to 3 flights a day. The airport formerly served flights from Mactan–Cebu International Airport until these flights were cancelled due to the introduction of ferry services between Cebu and Bohol.
In the 2000s and 2010s, the airport reached capacity and was congested. The airport was not capable of operating during nighttime. A new airport in Panglao Island was planned to replace Tagbilaran Airport. The feasibility study for the new airport project started in 2000 and was approved in 2012.
The 2013 Bohol earthquake caused damage including the collapse of a ceiling in the control tower. Operations were suspended for three hours but later resumed.
NOTICE TO ALL AIRMEN:
- All SID's and STARS for this airport are NO LONGER AVAILABLE