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 forCebu Pacific, Zest Air
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
Location in the Philippines
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
mft
05/232,3007,545Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2011)
Passengers1,378,,535
Aircraft movements7,800
Metric tonnes of cargo1,755
2012 Philippine Statistical Yearbook
 
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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 forCebu Pacific, Zest Air
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
Location in the Philippines
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
mft
05/232,3007,545Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2011)
Passengers1,378,,535
Aircraft movements7,800
Metric tonnes of cargo1,755
2012 Philippine Statistical Yearbook

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. 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, and Hong Kong.

Expansion and Development[edit source | 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).[1]

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.[2] 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.[3] 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 source | edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Cebu PacificCebu, Davao, Hong Kong, Manila
Charter: Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong
Philippine AirlinesBusan, Manila, Seoul-Incheon
Philippine Airlines
operated by PAL Express
Hangzhou, Manila
Charter: Shanghai-Pudong
Philippines AirAsiaClark
Tigerair PhilippinesClark, Manila, Singapore[4]
Zest AirwaysBusan (ends August 31, 2013), Manila, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong (ends August 31, 2013)
Charter: Chongqing, Kunming

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