Kalibo Airport (KLO) at its limits

Kalibo Airport (KLO) at its limits

Kalibo “International” Airport (KLO) is at its boundaries. Extra and more airways and LCC are traveling to Kalibo or announce their intention to do so.

With the surging level of popularity of Boracay Island as an worldwide tourism place, the Office of Tourism is recommending that restrictions should really be imposed as early as subsequent calendar year on functions at Kalibo “International” Airport, the main worldwide gateway to Boracay Island.

According to the Regional Director of the Section of Tourism Area 6, Helen Catalbas, the government company is recommending that Kalibo Global Airport be restricted from dealing with as well quite a few plane movements to prevent overcrowding.

Kalibo “International” Airport is not substantially a lot more than a typical airstrip with only one particular runway and no taxiway. At the conclusion of the runway, the plane has to flip all over on an enlarged place named “the piano keys”.

A the latest mishap of SEAIR Airbus A320-200, registration RP-C5319 executing flight DG-8802 from Kalibo to Singapore showed this issue. (see here )

But it is not only the runway and the not present taxiway that make troubles – it is also the tarmac and the terminal developing.

The parking space for aircrafts termed apron or tarmac is far too compact. When there are 3 Airbus A320, then Kalibo (KLO) is entire. It happened to me to wait one hour in my aircraft on the runway right until we got a parking area at the terminal. The travellers acquired mad. Me too – by the way.

A different story is the as well tiny “new” terminal setting up. The authorities and the engineer who intended this making were regular Pinoys nevertheless rowing their barangay. 

Tiny is stunning – way too smaller is terrible!

Kalibo Airport KLO in 2007

A humorous very little provincial airport in 2007
I knew the porters and they realized me. I gave them my baggage ticket and went out for a espresso. 30 minutes later on my baggage had been with me. 

Kalibo Airport KLO in 2013
Same airport, similar porters, similar coffee. But now it needs at the very least 1 hour and two coffees to get my luggage. This is known as development. And by the way, the new terminal building eagerly desires overhauling. The ceiling is slipping down, termites and ants look at the making to be their playground and like it to bite passengers in their base due to the fact the also numerous travellers have to sit on the floor. Delighted ants!

There is basically no airport idea in the Philippines!

Manila is just about completely congested = delays and more.
Manila is continue to a mess with its 4 terminals. It is really far from being person-helpful. 

Clark experienced been promoted with loud text, but is abandoned by airlines and LCC. We wonder when the final airplane will land there. Probably some sexual intercourse-bomber for AC?

Laguindingan in Cagayan de Oro is attractive exterior, awful inside and you have to have to go away your resort at minimum 4 hours prior to departure. Intercontinental? Not still and not so before long. No VOR, no NDB, no DME, no ILS. Pilots get quite grey hair making an attempt to convey their birds properly on the RWY.

Panglao Intercontinental Airport will relatively come to be an underground station than an airport. In the coral constructed island 1 finds extra caves than supporting floor. The project has presently been reviewed and minimized.  But at minimum the freeway to Tagbilaran is built. The tricycle drivers do there their check-runs.

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