Airports in Boracay - All You Need to Know

This pristine island of the archipelagic Philippines is celebrated for its serene beauty and busy, bustling nightlife. The stay on this island has to be planned in advance, or it can be a hindrance. Make sure to reserve all your visits, familiarize yourself with all the rules, and you will have a trip of a lifetime! You can reach the island by bus and ferry, or you could board a plane. There are only two airports in Boracay. They are Kalibo International Airport and the Caticlan or Godofredo P. Ramos Airport.

1. Caticlan or Godofredo P. Ramos Airport 

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The Godofredo P. Ramos Airport is operational in Malay's municipal area, situated in the province of Aklan in the Philippines. This Caticlan airport has now been renamed the official Boracay airport. This is one of the two gateways you can take to reach your island destination. This airport, owned by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, is said to be the seventh biggest airport in the Philippines, serving around 736,559 passengers in 2016.

Location - Aklan West Road, Malay, 5608 Aklan, Philippines
Airport Code - MPH
Contact information - +63 36 262 3264 

List of Flights Operational

  1. Cebu Pacific Air - these airlines operate for destinations at Cebu, Clark, and Manila.
  2. Philippines AirAsia - these airlines operate for destinations at Cebu, Clark, and Manila.
  3. Cebgo Airlines - Operate for destinations at Mactan-Cebu International, Manila Ninoy Aquino, and Busuanga.
  4. Philippine Airlines - these airlines operate for destinations at Cebu, Clark, Manila.

Transport from the Airport

Once you get out of the airport, you can either rent an airport tricycle to reach the Caticlan Jetty Port for 50 Philippine pesos (PHP). You could also take a walk to reach the Caticlan Jetty Port as it is just 10 minutes away. You might have to wait some time for the arrival of your luggage at the destination and will also have to pay a terminal fee while flying out of this airport. It is always advised to keep some pesos handy while on travel.

2. Kalibo International Airport

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The Kalibo International Airport is one of the busiest airports for international transfers in the region of Western Visayas. Compared to the Godofredo P. Ramos Airport, the Kalibo International Airport has a larger space for runaway of aircraft like Airbus A320 and Boeing 737s. This airport's downside is that it is much farther from the Caticlan Jetty Port than the Caticlan airport. It would take around an hour and a half to reach the Jetty Port.

Passengers can take public transport like a bus, a van or a coaster from the Kalibo airport to reach the Caticlan Jetty Port. A thing to be kept in mind is that the ticket price can include the ferry ride's cost. Make sure of it before you board any of these vehicles!

Location -  Kalibo International Airport Access Road, Kalibo, 5600 Aklan, Philippines
Airport Code - KLO
Contact information - +63 36 262 3264

List of Flights Operational

  1. Pan Pacific Airlines - operates between Kalibo Airport and Busan, Chengdu, Muan, and Seoul–Incheon.
  2. Philippine Airlines- operates for Cebu, Hangzhou, Manila, Nanjing, and Shanghai–Pudong.
  3. Royal Air Philippines- operates for Kunming, Macau, Nanning, Shenzhen, Wuhan, and Yichang.
  4. China Eastern Airlines- operates for the destination of Chengdu in China
  5. Cebu Pacific- operates for the destinations Beijing–Capital, Cebu, Manila, and Seoul–Incheon


There are several other flights that are available to and from these airports. Due to the current scenario of COVID - 19, a lot of flights get delayed or are non-operational. Be sure to research all about the place and its happenings before you are set to travel.

This post was published by Kiran Kulkarni

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