Kalibo International Airport
|Kalibo International Airport
Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Kalibo
Paeuparang Pangkalibutan it Kalibo
|IATA: KLO – ICAO: RPVK|
|Operator||Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines|
|Location||Barangay Pook, Kalibo|
|Hub for||AirAsia Zest, Cebu Pacific|
|Elevation AMSL||12 m / 41 ft|
|Metric tonnes of cargo||1,750|
|Aircraft Movement CY 2012 (CAAP)|
Kalibo International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Kalibo, Akeanon: Paeuparang Pangkalibutan it Kalibo) (IATA: KLO, ICAO: 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%). 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 and Singapore. It offers more international destinations than domestic destinations.
Expansion and Development
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).
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. 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. 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
|AirAsia||Kuala Lumpur (begins 18 April 2014),|
|AirAsia Zest||Busan, Manila, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong|
|Cebu Pacific||Cebu, Hong Kong, Manila
Charter: Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong
|Philippine Airlines||Busan, Manila, Seoul-Incheon, Taipei-Taoyuan|
operated by PAL Express
Charter: Hangzhou, Shanghai-Pudong
|SilkAir||Singapore (begins 27 May 2014)|
|Tigerair Philippines||Clark, Manila, Singapore|
|Yakutia Airlines||Charter: Khabarovsk (ends April 4, 2014)|
in metric tonnes
- Construction of Kalibo Airport (– Scholar search), The Manila Bulletin Online, retrieved 2008-04-02[dead link][dead link]
- AKLAN FORUM journal
- The Exciting Centennial of Philippine Aviation: Aquino Government unveils 5 year airport plans
- Philippine Aircraft, Passenger and Cargo Statistics 2001-2010
- Aircraft Movement CY 2011
- Aircraft Movement CY 2012
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Kalibo Airport.|
- KIA Flights tracker
- Satellite image from maps.google.com
- Airport information for RPVK at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Airport information for RPVK at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
- Accident history for KLO at Aviation Safety Network