Kalibo International Airport is open 24 hours a day and offers both daytime and evening flights. The airport is served by international and domestic carriers including Philippine Airlines, PAL Express (the domestic carrier for Philippines Airlines), Cebu Pacific, Air Asia (operated by Air Asia Zest or Air Asia Philippines), Silk Air (the regional wing of Singapore Airlines), SEAir, and Tiger Airways.
Non-stop flights to and from Kalibo Airport are currently being offered by the following carriers to and from the following destinations:
- Air Asia: Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Busan, Manila
- Cebu Pacific: Hong Kong, Manila, Cebu
- PAL Express: Manila, Cebu, Clark
- Philippine Airlines: Seoul, Manila
- Silk Air: Singapore
- Tiger Airways: Singapore, Manila, Clark
The majority of Boracay visitors fly to or from Kalibo Airport because of the cheaper fares and more flexible flight schedules available at Aklan’s main airport. While the trip to Boracay Island is longer from Kalibo Airport than Godofredo Ramos Airport (located in Caticlan), it is important to note that domestic flights to the smaller Godofredo Ramos Airport are regularly diverted to Kalibo because of airport congestion or poor weather. Additionally, passengers whose flights are diverted from Caticlan to Kalibo do not receive any monetary compensation despite the higher airfare.
Godofredo Ramos Airport also has stricter luggage allowances (and additional excess baggage penalties) and caters to smaller propeller-based aircraft. Airfares from Manila and Cebu to Godofredo Ramos Airport are typically two to three times as expensive as airfares from Manila and Cebu to Kalibo Airport. For these reasons, most travelers fly to and from Kalibo Airport when visiting Boracay Island.