Davao Caticlan Boracay Direct Flights – FINALLY!

Davao To Caticlan Boracay Direct Flights from AirAsia

For the very first time, Davaoeños can now fly direct to Caticlan Boracay. Living on the island for almost ten years now, Davao Caticlan Boracay direct flights – definitely a long time coming. Not to mention summer is just around the corner.

Davao Caticlan Boracay Direct Flights

Davao Caticlan Boracay Direct Flights from AirAsia
AirAsia – first airline to offer Davao – Caticlan Boracay direct flights.

Thanks to AirAsia for being the first airline to offer this route. Albeit, Cebu Pacific did have Kalibo-Davao flights back in 2012, they only offered the route for about a year. With the newly updated Caticlan Boracay airport, Cebu Pacific and other domestic airlines would probably follow suit.

For more tips and options, see our Boracay Travel Fast Facts page.

Book Your Summer Vacation Now

Now is the best time to book your flights to your summer destination. In light of these new routes, AirAsia is also offering promo airfares and direct flights from Davao to Puerto Princesa Palawan and vice versa ’til 26th February 2017. See promo airfares and flights from AirAsia.

(Note: We are not an affiliate of AirAsia or any other airline. Hence, this is not a paid report.)

Boracay Tourist Arrivals 2016 – Target 1.7 Million Hit

We did it! Boracay tourist arrivals in 2016 registered at 1,725,483.

According to the Philippine Information Agency, the resort island's 2016 growth rate was 10.6%. Compared with 2015 figures, foreign visits increased more than 12% (868,765) while domestic numbers grew more than 8% (813,302).

Philippines Boracay Tourist Arrivals Increased in 2016

Koreans have been dominating the numbers for years, registering the highest in 2015 at 292,174. Followed by China with 177,926, and Taiwan with 57,765. In 2016, our Asian neighbors still dominate and take the top three spots respectively.

2016 Boracay Tourist Arrivals

Top 10 Foreign Countries Who Visited Boracay in 2016:

  1. Korea - 321,016
  2. China - 273,297
  3. Taiwan - 55,736
  4. Malaysia - 26,115
  5. United States - 23,887
  6. Australia - 16,745
  7. United Kingdom - 16,318
  8. Saudi Arabia - 15,681
  9. Russia - 11,593
  10. Singapore - 11,155

Philippines Department Of Tourism in Boracay says the lifting of the Chinese travel ban and improved relationships between the two countries helped achieve the 2016 goal. As a result, Chinese visitors increased by more than 53%. Furthermore, seven(7) cruise ships were received by the island of Boracay last year.

This 2017, Boracay aims to receive 2 million visitors. Last November, we reported about bigger planes landing in Caticlan airport, and this development can help reach this year's 2M target.

Planning on visiting us soon? Read Boracay Travel FAST FACTS for tips and options. Also, allow us to help you plan your travel to Boracay by checking out the 2017 list of scheduled long-weekends.

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