IATA Code: TAG – Tagbilaran Airport

International Air Transport Association (IATALocation Identifier uses a 3-letter code to identify locations of airports throughout the world.

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Tagbilaran Airport is tagged with a 3-letter IATA code TAG. It is located in the capital city of the province of Bohol. A province is known and popular for tourists   for it has everything to get the best R&R. Tagbilaran Airport is a small but not a bad airport in terms of services and facilities. It only serves domestic flights from and to Manila, the capital of the country.

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There are only 3 airline carriers that come and go in this airport. Those carriers are Cebu Pacific Airlines which has 2 flights per day, Philippine Airlines which has 4 flights per day and lastly, Zest Airways with 3 flights on Sundays to Wednesdays only. Tagbilaran Airport is not a busy airport hub. It even closes right after the last flight in the afternoon but it operates if there are any emergencies.

DSC03485Just outside the airport for both departure and arrival exitsDSC03484Upon presenting your e-ticket, you can directly go inside to get your boarding pass after also passing this checkpoint ;). Note: only passengers are allowed to get inside but exemptions do apply if you know some airport personnel
DSC03478Crash Fire and Rescue Unit with Airport Control TowerDSC03480Since it’s just a small airport, a scene like this always happen. Long queues in getting your boarding pass from 3 different airline countersDSC03483Final Check before entering the Pre-departure AreaDSC03491Pre-departure Area, First floorDSC03493Pre-departure Area, Second floorDSC03495Food and souvenir stalls

Tagbilaran Airport has only 1 terminal with 2 gates and 1 airport ramp. With the growing demand of flights going to Bohol and an increasing tourist population, the government has submitted a proposal for a new and wider airport. It has been passed already just recently and a budget has been on process. It will be a joint venture of the government and Japan since Japan lends the money for the said project. They called it, New Bohol International Airport which will be located in Panglao Island.

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