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Bohol-Panglao Airport Extends Hours for More Flights

The DOTr says added flights will ideally reduce airfare.
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If you haven't already dropped by and said hello to the bug-eyed tarsiers of Bohol, then now's your chance! The Bohol-Panglao International Airport is extending operating hours to 10 p.m. to accommodate more flights.

The additional night-time flights will be made possible through a new navigational system. Plus, the Department of Transportation sees the added flights as a way to reduce airfare, so now you've got no more excuses not to put Bohol on your bucket list.

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"The more flights we can accommodate, the more benefits we can offer to our air passengers," said Jim Sydiongco, director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines in a statement. The additional ground-based navigational equipment was put in to aid the existing satellite-based system of the airport, which could not accommodate night flights.

Touted as the country's first "eco-airport," the Bohol-Panglao International Airport (BPIA) first opened in November 2018 after nearly two decades of construction. Around two million passengers were predicted to pass through the BPIA, but here's hoping that even more people can now come and visit.

This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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