BPI ATM Machine at Kalibo Airport

BPI ATM Machine at Kalibo International Airport

This BPI ATM machine is located outside the Kalibo International Airport’s Departure Terminal

BPI, short for Bank of the Philippine Islands, has an ATM machine located outside of Kalibo International Airport in Aklan. The ATM pictured above is located just outside the passenger departure terminal. If you are a departing passenger waiting in the line to get inside the terminal, you will see this ATM on your right hand side.

Clark Airport Baggage Claim Area

Clark Airport Luggage Claim Area

The baggage claim area inside the arrivals area of the Clark International Airport

After your airplane arrives at the Clark International Airport (Diosdado Macapagal Airport), you will enter the arrival terminal to claim any checked luggage aboard your aircraft. Most people think that the conveyer belt moves counter clockwise, and they mistakenly position themselves towards the left of the baggage claim, thinking they are the first ones to retrieve their baggage. The conveyer moves clockwise, and the luggage will be coming in from the right. Lol.  After claiming your baggage, passengers exit the terminal, where transportation options, including jeepney service to the Dau Mabalacat bus terminal, the free Air Asia shuttle to the Marquee Mall, and the bus to the Trinoma Mall Clark Airport Lounge, await outside. Continue reading

Clark Airport to Boracay

Diosdado Macapagal International Airport

The terminal of the Clark International Airport in Pampanga

How can you get to Boracay from Clark Airport?  Although there are many outbound flights from Clark (Diosdado Macapagal Airport), there are only two flight routes from Clark International Airport that can get you there:  1). Clark Airport to Caticlan Airport, and Clark Airport to Kalibo Airport. Continue reading

Diosdado Macapagal International Airport

Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in Pampanga

The Clark International Airport terminal, as seen from the tarmac, in Pampanga.

The Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA), or commonly known as Clark International Airport (International Code CRK), is located at the site of the former United States Clark Air Force Base in Pampanga Province.

The Clark Airport is less congested than the Manila International Airport, especially for travelers going to destinations within the Philippines, such as Boracay. Flights from Clark are expanding each year as more and more passengers make use this terminal.

A free airport shuttle between this airport terminal and the Marquee Mall transport terminal is available to passengers.

Marquee Mall to Clark Airport Free Bus Service

Air Asia Marquee Mall to Clark Airport Bus Shuttle Service

The AirAsia.com airport shuttle parked at the Marquee Mall bus terminal in Pampanga.

I recently used the free airport service offered to Victory Liner customers going to the Clark International Airport (Diosdado Macapagal Airport). Instead of paying the standard P100 jeepney fee per person from the Dau Mabalacat bus terminal, I instead boarded the free AirAsia shuttle bus from the Marquee Mall. It’s was a standard Victory Liner sized passenger bus and, at 930am on a Thursday morning, I was the only passenger inside the bus, besides the attendant and the bus driver. Lol.  It was a much pleasant ride that squeezing inside a jeepney and using the more chaotic, crowded Mabalacat terminal.  For those using Victory Liner, you should definitely consider using this free service, but check their schedules to see when your particular bus stops at the Marquee Mall bus terminal. Continue reading

Clark Airport Domestic Terminal Fee

Diosdado Macapagal International Airport

The front of the Clark International Airport in Pampanga

On a recent outbound flight going to Kalibo (Boracay) on AirAsia Airlines at the Clark Airport (Diosdado Macapagal Airport), the terminal charged departing domestic passengers (passengers flying to other airports within the Philippines) a Terminal Fee of P150. The domestic fee is lower than the international fee.

The domestic departures area is in the same building as the main terminal; After checking your baggage, you must walk outside the main terminal in the front, turn left, and reenter the building on the other side.

Korean Friend’s Restaurant in Kalibo

Korean Friend's Restaurant at Kalibo Airport Aklan Malay

The Korean Friend’s Restaurant is located just outside the Kalibo International Airport terminal

Korean Friend’s Restaurant is located across the parking lot of the Kalibo International Airport. Travelers bound for Boracay can site and dine at this restaurant before embarking on the two-hour road commute to Caticlan, or they can simply wait until they arrive in Boracay for more dining options. Conversely, travelers flying out of Kalibo can eat here before entering the Kalibo terminal and catching their outbound flight.

Air Asia Airport Bus at the Marquee Mall

Air Asia Marquee Mall to Clark Airport Bus Shuttle Service

The AirAsia.com airport shuttle parked at the Marquee Mall bus terminal in Pampanga.

Air Asia offers free bus shuttle service between the Marquee Mall bus terminal and the Clark Airport (Diosdado Macapagal Airport) in Pampanga. The bus is operated by Victory Liner and looks like the one pictured above. Click HERE for the daily shuttle schedule to and from the airport.

Kalibo Airport Baggage Claim Area

Kalibo International Airport Luggage Baggage Claim

Kalibo International Airport Luggage Baggage Claim

The Kalibo International Airport’s layout is fairly simple. After your aircraft lands, all passengers, most of them enroute to nearby Boracay, disembark from the plane and enter the Arrivals area of the airport terminal. It’s basically a large room/lounge with the baggage claim conveyor belt on the right hand side. Also inside the terminal are restrooms, information counters, and representatives of various bus services going to the Caticlan ferry terminal.

The above picture is the actual luggage conveyor belt inside the Kalibo Airport’s Arrival terminal.

Marquee Mall to Clark Airport Shuttle Information

For those traveling to and from the Clark Airport (Diosdado Macapagal Airport) in Pampanga, there is a free bus shuttle service to and from the Marquee Mall bus terminal. This red shuttle bus service is operated by Victory Liner in conjunction with Air Asia Airlines, and is free for Victory Liner passengers traveling through the Marquee Mall bus stop. All Clark passengers, not just Air Asia passengers, can take advantage of this free shuttle service. Simply present your Victory Liner bus ticket receipt to board this bus.

The earliest bus departing Marquee Mall is at 5am, and their last bus departs at 4:40pm. For arriving passengers at Clark, after you retrieve your checked luggage, the earliest bus departs the Clark terminal at 5:20am, and the latest shuttle you can catch from Clark is at 4:20pm. The daily shuttle service schedule (as of August 2012) is posted below: Continue reading