Kalibo International Airport

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Kalibo International Airport

Pangkalibutan nga Paeoparan it Kalibo
Pangkalibutan nga Hulugpaan sang Kalibo
Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Kalibo
Kalibo Airport, Philippines.jpg
Airport terminal
Airport typePublic
OperatorCivil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
ServesKalibo, Aklan
LocationBarangay Pook, Kalibo, Aklan
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL4 m / 14 ft
Coordinates11°40′45″N 122°22′33″E / 11.67917°N 122.37583°E / 11.67917; 122.37583Coordinates: 11°40′45″N 122°22′33″E / 11.67917°N 122.37583°E / 11.67917; 122.37583
KLO/RPVK is located in Philippines
Location in the Philippines
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,500 8,202 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2016)
Aircraft movements (2016)20,962
Metric tonnes of cargo (2016)1,750
Aircraft Movement CY 2012 (CAAP)[2]

Kalibo International Airport (Aklanon: Pangkalibutan nga Paeoparan it Kalibo, Hiligaynon: Pangkalibutan nga Hulugpaan sang Kalibo, Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Kalibo) (IATA: KLO, ICAO: RPVK) is an international 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%).[3] 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 and Singapore. 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).[4]

The Kalibo International Airport has one of the busiest international flight activity in the Western Visayas. Regular and chartered flights accommodate thousands of travelers during the holidays from Asian routes to the capital town of Kalibo.[5]

A 200 metre extension of the runway was due to open by the end of 2017, which would extend the current 2187 metre runway to 2387 metres.[6] The construction of the new terminal building is to start as soon as possible. There is also to be widening and extension of the apron and expansion of the tarmac, plus additional aircraft parking, airport lights and vehicular parking.

A P17.9-million expansion and rehabilitation project for KIA terminal building was held in July as Build, Build, Build program of the government has been pushing for the development and expansion of existing infrastructures such as airports.[7]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Air SeoulSeoul–Incheon
Cebu PacificCebu, Manila, Seoul–Incheon
Charter: Beijing–Capital, Chongqing
Cebu Pacific
operated by Cebgo
Okay AirwaysNanning, Tianjin
Pan Pacific Airlines Busan, Seoul–Incheon
Philippine AirlinesBeijing–Capital, Cebu, Manila, Seoul–Incheon, Taipei-Taoyuan
Seasonal charter: Khabarovsk[8]
Philippine Airlines
operated by PAL Express
Cebu, Manila
Charter: Shanghai–Pudong
Philippines AirAsiaBusan, Manila, Seoul–Incheon
Royal Air CharterCharter: Tuguegarao
Air Asia and Cebu pacific planes at Kalibo Airport.

^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.


Passenger, cargo and aircraft movement
Calendar year
Passenger movement
% change
Cargo movement
in metric tonnes
% change
Aircraft movement
% change
2003[9] 229,850 Steady 1,867,789 Steady 3,142 Steady
2004[9] 246,355 Increase 7.18 1,518,474 Decrease 18.70 5,750 Increase 83.00
2005[9] 242,183 Decrease 1.69 1,642,403 Increase 8.16 3,148 Decrease 45.25
2006[9] 343,346 Increase 41.77 1,674,593 Increase 1.96 3,918 Increase 24.46
2007[9] 470,169 Increase 36.94 1,931,145 Increase 15.32 4,300 Increase 9.75
2008[9] 400,042 Decrease 14.91 1,508,760 Decrease 21.87 4,634 Increase 7.76
2009[9] 649,797 Increase 62.43 1,809,744 Increase 19.95 8,910 Increase 92.27
2010[9] 1,005,845 Increase 54.79 1,776,351 Decrease 1.84 14,504 Increase 62.78
2011[10] 1,378,535 Increase 37.05 1,905,813 Increase 7.29 15,612 Increase 7.64
2012[11] 1,832,168 Increase 32.90 1,750,579 Decrease 8.14 18,346 Increase 17.51
2013[12] 2,255,543 Increase 18.77 1,673,299 Decrease 4.41 18,500 Increase 0.35
2014[13] 2,321,162 Increase 9.72 1,670,874 Increase 0.14 19,108 Increase 3.19
2015[14] 2,378,147 Increase 2.40 1,706,549 Increase 2.09 20,576 Increase 7.13
2016[15] 2,711,036 Increase 12.28 1,750,000 Increase 2.48 20,962 Increase 1.84


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-31. Retrieved 2014-05-31.
  3. ^ "Philippines capacity up 5.4%; Cebu Pacific Air has half of domestic market". 26 February 2014.
  4. ^ Construction of Kalibo Airport, The Manila Bulletin Online, archived from the original (– Scholar search) on September 18, 2008, retrieved 2008-04-02
  5. ^ "AKLAN FORUM journal".
  6. ^ "Kalibo International Airport". AirportGuide.
  7. ^ "P17.9-M expansion and rehab of Kalibo Airport to start July 2". Manila Times. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  8. ^ "Philippine Airlines Expands Charters to Russia".
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h Philippine Aircraft, Passenger and Cargo Statistics 2001-2010 Archived 2013-06-02 at the Wayback Machine.
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  11. ^ "Downloads". caap.gov.ph. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Downloads". caap.gov.ph. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Downloads". caap.gov.ph. Retrieved 29 May 2017.
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