Get to know your Punta Cana International Airport

ACI World by ACI World | Dec 1, 2018

The Punta Cana International airport opened its doors in 1983. This airport is the gate to fly direct to paradise. Located in the eastern part of Dominican Republic, it is the leading airport for travel to the Dominican Republic with convenient direct flights arriving daily from around the world. It has been the fastest growing airport in the region, having 2 terminals and now we are planning the construction of adding our third terminal. 

The first year of operation the airport received 2,500 passengers, today the airport manages 7.3 million passengers every year.  During the 70’s, the whole area of what is now Punta Cana, had only 20 hotel rooms. Today, there are more than 45,000 indicators that show how this airport has built and turned this area in one of the main tourist destinations.

Punta Cana International Airport manages more than 67% of Dominican flights, connecting the country with more than 96 cities in 20 different countries and giving all airlines the facilities needed to have an efficient operation. 

The airport offers 2 runways, 27 gates, 30 aircraft parking, 3 VIP lounges, 1 pool with view to the runway, VIP Terminal, FBO Terminal and a cargo Hub operation.  Also for the convenience of the passengers, the airport offers E-Gates, Bag tag Printers, EDS machines, VIP services app application, 45 commercial stores and soon to come a preclearance for US citizens.

The vision of the airport is to provide passengers the best experience throughout the entire passenger journey, start to finish. Punta Cana International airport continues to be the main developer in the area providing 7,000 direct employees and 42,000 indirect.

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