Kalibo International Airport

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Kalibo International Airport
Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Kalibo
Paeuparang Pangkalibutan it Kalibo
Kalibo Airport, Philippines.jpg
Airport terminal
IATA: KLOICAO: RPVK
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
Serves Kalibo, Aklan
Location Barangay Pook, Kalibo
Hub for AirAsia Zest, Cebu Pacific
Focus city for Philippine Airlines
Elevation AMSL 12 m / 41 ft
Coordinates 11°40′46″N 122°22′35″E / 11.67944°N 122.37639°E / 11.67944; 122.37639Coordinates: 11°40′46″N 122°22′35″E / 11.67944°N 122.37639°E / 11.67944; 122.37639
Map
KLO/RPVK is located in Philippines
KLO/RPVK
KLO/RPVK
Location in the Philippines
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,300 7,545 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 1,832,168
Aircraft movements 18,346
Metric tonnes of cargo 1,750
Aircraft Movement CY 2012 (CAAP)[1]

Kalibo International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Kalibo, Akeanon: Paeuparang Pangkalibutan it Kalibo) (IATA: KLOICAO: RPVK) is an airport that serves the general area of Kalibo, the capital of the province of Aklan in the Philippines, and is one of two airports serving Boracay, the other being Godofredo P. Ramos Airport in the town of Malay. It is the fastest growing airport in the Philippines in terms of passenger traffic with more than 50% growth in 2010, and 2nd fastest for seats offered for June 2014 over the corresponding month of the previous year (20%).[2] The airport is classified as an international airport by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, a body of the Department of Transportation and Communications responsible for the operations of all airports in the Philippines except major international airports.

The airport is situated 3 km east of the main area of Kalibo and 68 km from Caticlan port in Malay. Kalibo International Airport services international destinations such as Seoul-Incheon, Busan, Shanghai, Chengdu, Taipei, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. It offers more international destinations than domestic destinations.

Expansion and Development[edit]

Control Tower.

On March 31, 2008, construction of the airport's new terminal building commenced. The said construction is part of the 130-million peso fund pledged by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2007 for the upgrade of the airport which is being geared to become an international landmark for tourism. The package includes 80 million pesos for the new terminal, while 50 million was released in 2009 by the Department of Budget and Management for the installation of an Instrument Landing System (ILS).[3]

The Kalibo International Airport boasts of the busiest international flight activity in Western Visayas. Regular and chartered flights accommodate thousands of travelers during the holidays from Asian routes to the capital town of Kalibo.[4] Kalibo International Airport is set for massive upgrade with the 3 billion pesos budget approved by DOTC with the support of Sec. Mar Roxas and CAAP officials.[5] The construction of the new terminal building will start as soon as possible it also includes widening and extension of the runway from 2300 to 2600 meters, apron and tarmac expansion plus additional aircraft parking and airport lights and additional vehicular parking.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur [6][7]
AirAsia Zest Beijing-Capital, Busan, Manila, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong
Asiana Airlines Seoul-Incheon [8][9][10]
Cebu Pacific Cebu, Manila
Charter: Chongqing, Guangzhou,[11] Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong
China Airlines Charter: Taipei-Taoyuan
Philippine Airlines Busan, Manila, Seoul-Incheon, Taipei-Taoyuan
Philippine Airlines
operated by PAL Express
Manila
Charter: Hangzhou, Shanghai-Pudong
Philippines AirAsia Manila
SilkAir Singapore
SkyJet Manila, Taipei-Taoyuan
Tigerair Singapore
Tigerair Philippines Clark, Manila
Charter: Hangzhou, Shanghai-Pudong

Statistics[edit]

Passenger, Cargo and Aircraft Movement
Calendar Year
Passenger Movement
% Change
Cargo Movement
in metric tonnes
% Change
Aircraft Movement
% Change
2003[12] 229,850 Steady 1,867,789 Steady 3,142 Steady
2004[12] 246,355 Increase 7.18 1,518,474 Decrease 18.70 5,750 Increase 83.00
2005[12] 242,183 Decrease 1.69 1,642,403 Increase 8.16 3,148 Decrease 45.25
2006[12] 343,346 Increase 41.77 1,674,593 Increase 1.96 3,918 Increase 24.46
2007[12] 470,169 Increase 36.94 1,931,145 Increase 15.32 4,300 Increase 9.75
2008[12] 400,042 Decrease 14.91 1,508,760 Decrease 21.87 4,634 Increase 7.76
2009[12] 649,797 Increase 62.43 1,809,744 Increase 19.95 8,910 Increase 92.27
2010[12] 1,005,845 Increase 54.79 1,776,351 Decrease 1.84 14,504 Increase 62.78
2011[13] 1,378,535 Increase 37.05 1,905,813 Increase 7.29 15,612 Increase 7.64
2012[14] 1,832,168 Increase 32.90 1,750,579 Decrease 8.14 18,346 Increase 17.51

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