International airlines resume flights to Kalibo on October 26
BORACAY, Philippines – Airlines will reintroduce flights to Kalibo International Airport (KIA), the main airport in the province of Aklan, 6 months after Boracay was closed to tourists.
International and domestic flights will resume on October 26, bringing more tourists for the reopening of one of the best islands in Asia.
Last year, tourists coming from China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Southeast Asian countries significantly dominated the inbound tourism markets in Boracay.
Pan Pacific will resume operations with 4 daily flights from Kalibo to Incheon, South Korea, and a daily direct service from Kalibo to Busan, South Korea.
Cebu Pacific also has daily flights to Taipei and Incheon, South Korea. Six weekly flights to Shanghai and 4 weekly flights to Peking on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday will serve mainland China travelers.
Besides resuming international flights, Cebu Pacific operates 8 daily flights for the Kalibo-Cebu and Kalibo-Manila routes.
Jin Air, a South Korean low-cost airline, will resume its daily flights between Kalibo and Incheon.
Juneyao Airlines also connects Shanghai Pudong travelers to Kalibo every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Juneyao Airlines subsidiary 9 Air, meanwhile, will operate 3 flights per week to Chengdu (Sichuan), Shouguang (Shandong), and Canton in China every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
AirAsia Zest also has 5 daily flights between Kalibo and Manila. It is also resuming its 3 daily flights to Incheon and 4 weekly flights to Busan, South Korea, on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, and a daily flight to Shanghai, China.
Flag carrier Philippine Airlines also has daily flights to Manila.
With the Boracay reopening, the Kalibo airport also reopens its doors to international travelers from Foshan (Guangdong), Kunming, Nanjing, Wuhan, Tianjen, and Changsha in mainland China, boosting efforts to attract more visitors. – Rappler.com
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