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Kalibo International Airport
Kalibo International Airport

Paeoparang Pangkalibutan it Kalibo
Pangkalibutan nga Hulugpaan sang Kalibo
Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Kalibo
Kalibo Airport, Philippines.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorCivil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
ServesBoracay
LocationPook, Kalibo, Aklan
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
Websitewww.kalibointernational.com
Map
KLO/RPVK is located in Philippines
KLO/RPVK
KLO/RPVK
Location in the Philippines
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,500 8,202 Asphalt/concrete
Statistics (2018)
Passengers1,421,504
Aircraft movements11,845
Cargo Movement(in kgs)3,528,220
Source: Statistics from eFOI[1]

Kalibo International Airport (Aklanon: Paeoparang Pangkalibutan 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 municipality 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 responsible for the operations of all airports in the Philippines except major international airports.

The airport is situated 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) east of the main area of Kalibo and 68 kilometers (42 mi) from Caticlan port in Malay.

Expansion and development

The airport's control tower.

On March 31, 2008, construction of the airport's new terminal building commenced. The said construction is part of the ?130-million 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 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.[4]

A 200-meter (660 ft) extension of the runway was due to open by the end of 2017, which would extend the current 2,187-meter (7,175 ft) runway to 2,387 meters (7,831 ft).[5] 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 ?17.9-million expansion and rehabilitation project for KIA terminal building was held in July 2018 as part of the Build, Build, Build program of the government has been pushing for the development and expansion of existing infrastructures such as airports.[6] The newly-rehabilitated terminal building was finished and inaugurated on June 4, 2021.[7]

Airlines and destinations

Due to cancellation of flights following the COVID-19 pandemic, this list is no longer current and destinations are subject to change without prior notice.[8][9]

Statistics

References

  1. ^ Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines - Aerodrome Development & Management Service (15 April 2018). "Passenger Statistics Philippines". Republic of the Philippines - Freedom of Information Portal. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Philippines capacity up 5.4%; Cebu Pacific Air has half of domestic market". 26 February 2014.
  3. ^ Construction of Kalibo Airport, The Manila Bulletin Online, archived from the original (– Scholar search) on September 18, 2008, retrieved
  4. ^ "AKLAN FORUM journal".
  5. ^ "Kalibo International Airport". AirportGuide.
  6. ^ "P17.9-M expansion and rehab of Kalibo Airport to start July 2". The Manila Times. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ Cordero, Ted (June 4, 2021). "Upgraded Kalibo airport to boost employment, tourism in Aklan --DOTr". GMA News Online. Retrieved 2021.
  8. ^ "Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)". www.philippineairlines.com. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "COVID-19 Alert: Philippines Suspends All Intl & Domestic Flights Until Further Notice as of May 3". WorldAware. 2020-05-04. Retrieved .
  10. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/287750/royal-air-philippines-adds-new-china-scheduled-charter-flights-in-4q19/
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h Philippine Aircraft, Passenger and Cargo Statistics 2001-2010 Archived 2013-06-02 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "Downloads". caap.gov.ph. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  13. ^ "Downloads". caap.gov.ph. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ "Downloads". caap.gov.ph. Retrieved 2017.
  15. ^ "Downloads". caap.gov.ph. Retrieved 2017.
  16. ^ "Downloads". caap.gov.ph. Retrieved 2017.
  17. ^ "Downloads". caap.gov.ph. Retrieved 2017.
  18. ^ "Downloads". caap.gov.ph. Retrieved 2019.

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