Kalibo International Airport
|Kalibo International Airport
Pangkalibutan nga Paeoparan it Kalibo (Aklanon)
Pangkalibutan nga Hulugpaan sang Kalibo (Hiligaynon)
Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Kalibo (Tagalog)
|Operator||Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines|
|Location||Barangay Pook, Kalibo, Aklan|
|Hub for||AirAsia Philippines
|Focus city for||Philippine Airlines|
|Elevation AMSL||12 m / 41 ft|
Aircraft Movement CY 2012 (CAAP)
Kalibo International Airport (Aklanon: Pangkalibutan nga Paeoparan it Kalibo, Hiligaynon: Pangkalibutan nga Hulugpaan sang Kalibo, Tagalog: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng 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 also known as Caticlan 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 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) east of the main area of Kalibo and 68 kilometres (42 mi) from Caticlan port in Malay. Kalibo International Airport services international destinations such as Taipei, Seoul-Incheon, Busan, Shanghai, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. 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. 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
|Cebu Pacific||Cebu, Hong Kong, Manila, Seoul-Incheon
Charter: Guangzhou, Shanghai-Pudong
operated by Cebgo
|Mandarin Airlines||Charter: Taipei-Taoyuan|
|Philippine Airlines||Beijing-Capital, Busan, Chengdu, Cebu, Manila, Seoul-Incheon, Taipei-Taoyuan
Charter: Guangzhou, Khabarovsk
operated by PAL Express
Charter: Hangzhou, Shanghai-Pudong
|Philippines AirAsia||Busan, Cebu (begins June 19, 2017),  Clark, Davao (begins June 19, 2017),  Manila, Seoul-Incheon|
|XiamenAir||Fuzhou, Xiamen (both begin May 1, 2017)|
^Note 1 : This flight makes an intermediate stop between Kalibo and the listed destination. However, it has no rights to transport passengers solely between Kalibo and the intermediate stop.
in metric tonnes
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