- Punta Cana International Airport
Punta Cana International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Punta Cana
IATA: PUJ – ICAO: MDPC Summary Airport type Public/Private Owner Grupo PuntaCana Operator Punta Cana Resort and Club/Grupo PuntaCana Serves Punta Cana, Higuey Location Punta Cana in La Altagracia Province, Dominican Republic Elevation AMSL 40 ft / 12.2 m Coordinates Coordinates: Website Runways Direction Length Surface ft m 09/27 10,171 3,100 Asphalt/Concrete
To be converted to 10/28; Prior to repair.
08/26 10,200 3,110 Asphalt/Concrete Statistics (Jan-Setp 2011 ) Passengers 3,468,025 Source: Banco Central República Dominicana
Punta Cana International Airport (IATA: PUJ, ICAO: MDPC) is a privately owned commercial airport in Punta Cana, eastern Dominican Republic. The airport is built in a traditional Dominican style with open-air terminals with their roofs covered in palm fronds. Grupo PuntaCana built the Punta Cana International Airport in 1984. A number of scheduled and charter airlines fly to Punta Cana. In 2009, 3,811,946 passengers passed through Punta Cana, making it the busiest airport in the country. The operators of the airport, Grupo Punta Cana, are planning to expand the airport, by adding a new Control Tower, a new terminal with more gates, as well as another runway.
Terminals, airlines and destinations
The airport has three terminals: Terminal 1 is used for international flights, whilst Terminal 3 is used for domestic flights and private jets. In February 2009, the new Terminal 2 was opened. Punta Cana International Airport currently serves as a destination for 53 different airlines.
Airlines Destinations Terminal Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo 1 Aerolíneas Mas Santo Domingo-La Isabela 3 AeroSur Santa Cruz de la Sierra-Viru Viru Air Berlin Düsseldorf, Munich
1 Air Canada Montreal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
2 Air Century Puerto Plata, Santiago de los Caballeros, Santo Domingo-La Isabela 3 Air Europa Madrid 1 Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle 1 Air Pullmantur Madrid 1 Air Transat Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal-Trudeau, Ottawa, Quebec City, Regina, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver 2 AirTran Airways Atlanta 1 American Airlines Miami, New York-JFK 1 American Eagle San Juan 1 Apple Vacations operated by Frontier Airlines Philadelphia, Baltimore, Cleveland, Rockford 1 Arkefly Amsterdam 1 Avianca Bogota 1 British Airways London-Gatwick1 CanJet Halifax, Montreal-Trudeau, Ottawa, Quebec City, St John's, Toronto-Pearson, Winnipeg
1 Condor Frankfurt, Vienna 1 Continental Airlines Newark 1 Copa Airlines Panama City 1 Delta Air Lines Atlanta
Seasonal: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK
1 Edelweiss Air Zürich 1 Frontier Airlines Seasonal: Baltimore 1 Gol Transportes Aéreos operated by Varig Caracas, São Paulo-Guarulhos 1 Insel Air Seasonal: Miami, San Juan 1 Jetairfly Brussels 1 JetBlue Airways Boston, New York-JFK 1 KLM Amsterdam 1 LAN Airlines Miami, Santiago de Chile 1 LAN Argentina Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Miami 1 LAN Peru Lima 1 Miami Air Boston, Miami, New York-JFK
Seasonal: Atlantic City, Cincinatti/Northern Kentucky, Houston-Intercontinental, Norfolk, San Juan
1 Orenair Seasonal: Yekaterinburg, Moscow-Sheremetyovo, Novosibirsk 1 Orbest Airlines Madrid 1 PAWA Dominicana Aguadilla
Seasonal: San Juan
1 Sata Internacional Seasonal: Lisbon 1 Servicios Aéreos Profesionales Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Curaçao, Holguin, Pointe-à-Pitre, Port of Spain, St. Maarten, Santo Domingo, Varadero 3 Spirit Airlines Seasonal: Fort Lauderdale 1 Sun Country Airlines Seasonal: Dallas/Fort Worth, Lansing [begins 23 December], Minneapolis/St. Paul 1 Sunwing Airlines Bagotville, Gander, Halifax, London (ON), Moncton, Montreal-Trudeau, Ottawa, Quebec City, St. John's, Saint John, Toronto-Pearson, Kitchener, Hamilton, Val-d'Or, Winnipeg 1 Thomas Cook Airlines London-Gatwick, Manchester (UK) 1 Thomas Cook Canada operated by Jazz Air Seasonal: Calgary [begins December 19], Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver [begins December 18] 1 Thomson Airways Birmingham (UK), East Midlands, London-Gatwick, Manchester (UK)
Seasonal: Glasgow-International, Newcastle upon Tyne
1 Transaero Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
Seasonal: Moscow-Sheremetyevo, St. Petersburg
1 United Airlines Seasonal: Chicago-O'Hare, Washington-Dulles 1 US Airways Charlotte, Philadelphia
1 USA3000 Airlines Chicago-O'Hare, Cleveland [ends December 5], Pittsburgh [ends December 5], St. Louis [ends January 19] 1 USA Jet Airlines Seasonal: San Juan 1 VolAir Santiago de los Caballeros 3 WestJet Montreal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
Seasonal: Halifax, Hamilton, Ottawa
1 White Airways Lisbon 1 XL Airways France Brussels, Paris-Charles de Gaulle 1
- ^1 Although British Airways's flight to London-Gatwick stops at Antigua, British Airways has no rights to transport passengers between Punta Cana and Antigua.
Traffic and growth
Punta Cana's airport is the leading point of entry in number of arriving passengers in the Dominican Republic. It is also the fastest growing airport with almost a 20% increase in traffic yearly, which indicates that in less than 5 years the aircraft movements will double. At the moment the airport counts on two international terminals, one VIP, domestics and an FBO, a main incline with 12 positions.
In the Caribbean, Punta Cana International Airport is the third busiest airport, surpassed only by Cancun International Airport, in Cancun, Mexico and by Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which are the first and the second busiest airports in the region, respectively.
The Punta Cana's Airport operators have planned an ambitious airport expansion project. The project consists of a new larger runway, expansion of the existing taxiway, construction of a new taxiway, a new control tower, the installation of the ILS, new frequencies of radio and the expansion of the Terminals 1 and 2. It also includes the construction of a New Terminal 3, that will be located between the two runways. As Of Right now the expansion of the old taxi ways is complete, as well as the construction of the new taxiways and new runway 08/26. The New control tower is complete and workers have already began to clear the trees out between the two runways in order to make room for the new terminal, scheduled to be complete in September 2013.
- List of the busiest airports in Dominican Republic
- ^ Departamento Aeroportuario - 2008 passenger statistics
- ^ http://www.applevacations.com/flight-schedule/phl-philadelphia/
- ^ Sun Country Airlines. Flight Schedule, suncountry.com, retrieved 2011-May-17
- ^ http://flights.firstchoice.co.uk/firstchoice/en-GB/timetable/findbyroute?departure=EMA&destination=PUJ
- ^ Busiest Dominican airport to have U.S. Customs, Immigration station, Nuevo Diario reports from the Dominican Times retrieved 25 July 2008
- Punta Cana International Airport - Official website
- Airport information for MDPC at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- airport-technology.com provides key data and information
Airports in the Dominican Republic International
Santo Domingo/Las Américas International · Punta Cana International · Santiago/Cibao International · Puerto Plata/Gregorio Luperón International · La Romana International · Samaná El Catey International · Barahona/María Montez International · Santo Domingo/La Isabela International · Samana/Arroyo Barril International
Domestic Military Field
Azua Dominica · Boca Chica/Batey Luisa · Consuelo · Consuelo/Batey Anita · Cotui/Angelina · Cotui/San Miguel · El Valle · Enriquillo · Valverde/Esperanza · Higuey/Baigua · Jimani · La Romana/La Caleta · La Vega/El Ponton · Montecristi/Walterio · Monte Plata Batley J. Sanchez · San Cristobal/Los Montones · San Pedro/Ing. Quisqueya
Herrera International Airport · Santiago Municipal Airport
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