KALIBO, Aklan – Kalibo International Airport is opening a new terminal this June.
The new terminal, set to begin operating on June 15, is funded by the national government for P80-million.
With its open, the newly built airport terminal will be able to handle the influx of more than 600,000 travellers yearly.
Aklan Governor Carlito Marquez said he discussed the opening of the Kalibo airport terminal with Aklan Rep. Florencio Miraflores and former Congressman Allen S. Quimpo last week.
The construction of the new terminal building began two years ago by International Builders Corporation. The old terminal building used by more than five airlines has become extremely overcrowded and congested.
The airport is classified as international airport with 646,075 passengers in 2009, data of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) showed. CAAP headed by Kalibo airport manager Engr. Percy Malonesio manages the overall security and safety of the airport.
As of last year, there over 4,000 flights operated by airlines in local and regional destinations across Asia.
KIA is one of the airports in the province, serving the tourists of Boracay, the other strategically located in Caticlan, Malay, Aklan.