The increasingly popular island of Boracay in the Philippines is served by two airports, the smaller domestic Caticlan or Godofredo P. Ramos Airport and the larger Kalibo International Airport. It may be farther from the island’s jetty port, but Kalibo can accommodate larger Boeing and Airbus planes, making it a better option for nervous flyers.
Domestic routes include Manila and Cebu, served by multiple airlines. China Airlines connects Kalibo to Taipei. There are also several domestic airlines linking the Philippine city to Beijing and Hong Kong. Charter flights reach Shanghai and Guangzhou. Philippine Airlines reaches Busan and Seoul in South Korea and AirAsia links Kalibo to Kuala Lumpur.
Caticlan Jetty Port is just under an hour and a half drive from Kalibo International Airport. Buses and minivans connect the two at fixed prices, with the ferry ticket to Boracay included. On Boracay, the chief mode of transport is motorised tricycles, many of which operate as taxis.
Kalibo Airport is the busiest international airport in the Western Visayas and is sure to grow as the tropical paradise of Boracay continues to gain more tourist attention. Construction of a new terminal building began in 2008. The airport saw over 50% growth in 2010.
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