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 typePublic
OperatorCivil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
ServesKalibo, Aklan
LocationBarangay Pook, Kalibo
Hub forAirAsia Zest, Cebu Pacific
Focus city forPhilippine Airlines
Elevation AMSL12 m / 41 ft
Coordinates11°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
DirectionLengthSurface
mft
05/232,3007,545Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2012)
Passengers1,832,168
Aircraft movements18,346
Metric tonnes of cargo1,750
Aircraft Movement CY 2012 (CAAP)[1]
 
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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 typePublic
OperatorCivil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
ServesKalibo, Aklan
LocationBarangay Pook, Kalibo
Hub forAirAsia Zest, Cebu Pacific
Focus city forPhilippine Airlines
Elevation AMSL12 m / 41 ft
Coordinates11°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
DirectionLengthSurface
mft
05/232,3007,545Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2012)
Passengers1,832,168
Aircraft movements18,346
Metric tonnes of cargo1,750
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 Taipei, Seoul-Incheon, Busan, Shanghai, Chengdu, 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] 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]

AirlinesDestinations
AirAsiaKuala Lumpur [5][6]
AirAsia ZestBeijing-Capital, Busan, Manila, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong
Asiana AirlinesSeoul-Incheon [7][8][9]
Cebu PacificCebu, Manila
Charter: Chongqing, Guangzhou,[10] Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong
China AirlinesCharter: Taipei-Taoyuan
Philippine AirlinesBusan, Manila, Seoul-Incheon, Taipei-Taoyuan
Charter: Khabarovsk[11]
Philippine Airlines
operated by PAL Express
Manila
Charter: Hangzhou, Shanghai-Pudong
Philippines AirAsiaManila
SilkAirSingapore
SkyJetManila
TigerairSingapore
Tigerair PhilippinesManila
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]229,850Steady1,867,789Steady3,142Steady
2004[12]246,355Increase 7.181,518,474Decrease 18.705,750Increase 83.00
2005[12]242,183Decrease 1.691,642,403Increase 8.163,148Decrease 45.25
2006[12]343,346Increase 41.771,674,593Increase 1.963,918Increase 24.46
2007[12]470,169Increase 36.941,931,145Increase 15.324,300Increase 9.75
2008[12]400,042Decrease 14.911,508,760Decrease 21.874,634Increase 7.76
2009[12]649,797Increase 62.431,809,744Increase 19.958,910Increase 92.27
2010[12]1,005,845Increase 54.791,776,351Decrease 1.8414,504Increase 62.78
2011[13]1,378,535Increase 37.051,905,813Increase 7.2915,612Increase 7.64
2012[14]1,832,168Increase 32.901,750,579Decrease 8.1418,346Increase 17.51

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