Boholanos and Davaoeños can now directly visit Davao City or Tagbilaran as the direct flights between two cities started on Wednesday.
No less than Secretary to the Cabinet Leoncio Evasco with Gov. Edgar Chatto welcomed the passengers during the initial flight.
Philippine Airlines used the 86-seater Q4 Newgen Bombardier to ply the Tagbilaran-Davao-Tagbilaran route.
PAL flies the route four times a week: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday. Tagb-Davao: 12:25 PM. Davao-Tagb: 10:40am.
Chatto says the new routes signify a new milestone in Bohol air travel as locals have long clamored to fly directly to Davao.
Tagbilaran Mayor John Geesnell Yap, with other PAL and government officials were on hand during the activity.
The direct flights will surely help spur the tourism on both cities.
Direct flights to Davao from Tagbilaran and back are among the additional flights coming from the old airport.
Earlier, PAL started direct flights to Incheon, South Korea to make it easier for South Korean tourists to visit Bohol.
It is expected that more flights will happen once the New Bohol Airport in Panglao town will start its operations by mid year next year.