Boracay is the perfect island getaway for tired city dwellers. The warm blue waters, powder-fine white sand and the lush greenery make it a paradise to spend a weekend. This world-famous Island of Boracay is accessible by air from Manila or Cebu throught the two principal airports-the Caticlan Airport and the Kalibo Airport. Although the air-route is a bit expensive, the price you got to pay is quite worthy as the journey is very comfortable and quick.
Kalibo Airport is located in the general area of Kalibo which is the capital of Aklan province in the Philippines. The Air Transportation Office of the Department of Transportation and Communications has classified this airport as secondary, or a minor commercial domestic airport. The airport is located at a distance of about ten minutes from the main piazza of Kalibo.
Kalibo Airport connects to the beautiful island of Boracay in Philippines. Many tourists prefer taking flights from Manila's domestic airport to Boracay via Kalibo which is about 45 minutes away from the island. The flight from Manila to Kalibo takes about 30 minutes. From Kalibo Airport, there are several AC buses and vans by which you can reach Caticlan Jetty Port. Boats from this jetty port will take you to Boracay in 15-20 minutes.
Airlines serving Kalibo Airport from Manila to Boracay are:
- Air Philippines
- Asian Spirit
- Cebu Pacific
- Philippine Airlines
It is advisable to tourists that they should contact the airport authorities before planning their trip as some of the flights here are seasonal.
Some of the hotels near Kalibo Airport are:
- Mandala Spa Boracay
- Days Hotel Ilo-Ilo City
- Taal Vista Hotel
- Waterfront Cebu City Hotel
- Shangri-la Mactan
- Crown Garden Hotel
- Oxford Suites Makati
Kalibo Airport, although a small airport, has 34 flights departing per week for short haul destinations.