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Kalibo airport expands facilities, flight options

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The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) announced that the Kalibo International Airport (KIA) in Aklan is expanding its facilities and flight options to support the growing tourism industry in that region.

It was learned from CAAP spokesman Eric Apolonio that the newly renovated and expanded facilities of KIA are to boost the local tourism as they announce the opening of new international flight routes due to increased demand for air transport.

CAAP Director General Capt. Manuel Antonio Tamayo said “We are happy to announce the opening of new international flight routes at Kalibo International Airport and we are confident that these new flights will be a great success and will help to further enhance the attractiveness of the airport as a leading transportation hub to the Visayan region. KIA currently serves daily international flights to and from Incheon, South Korea from Air Seoul (W-Th-Sa-Su) and T’way Air (daily).

Additional flights from Tiger Air will also be added at KIA. Tiger Air will be flying the Taipei-Kalibo and vice versa route starting on 29 December 2022.

The new routes will provide travelers with greater access to the region and support the growing tourism industry in the area, as tourist hotspot Boracay Island is also located in the province of Aklan where KIA is located.

The development is expected to generate significant economic benefits for the Kalibo community, including the creation of new jobs and the expansion of local businesses. This marks a major milestone for KIA and its surrounding community, and is a testament to the increasing popularity of the region as a destination for travelers from around the world, Apolonio added.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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