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PIA Press Release
2009/02/06

More funds to improve Kalibo Intl airport means more flights, tourists

by Venus G. Villanueva

Kalibo, Aklan (6 February) -- More funds allocated by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for further improvement of the improvement of Kalibo International Airport (KIA) means more regional flights and more tourist arrivals, according to Aklan Governor Carlito S. Marquez.

The governor aired this expectation recently in his SOPA as he recognized the programs of the Department of Transportation and Communications through Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). CAAP is presently implementing the Kalibo International Airport Development Project.

The 48 million terminal building is now 38.27% completed, based on records furnished by CAAP-Aklan, headed by Airport Manager Engr. Percy Malonesio.

The project for the installation of the instrument landing system including runway edge and taxi edge lights with a funding of P54,175 million has the following completion percentage, according to the report: site acquisition, 82%; site development, 86.80% installation of ILS equipment, 96.67; construction of equipment shelter, 100% and installation of runway edge and taxi edge lights, 100%.

In 2007, direct flights from South Korea were accommodated by the Kalibo airport. Presently, sustained flights come from Taiwan, ferrying in tourists to Aklan specifically Boracay Island.

Besides Kalibo International Airport, there is also another airport in Caticlan, Malay, ferrying in smaller planes with tourists mostly going directly to Boracay.

The airport in Caticlan is considered one of the busiest airports in the country now. (PIA) [top]

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