La Isabela International Airport

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La Isabela International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Dr. Joaquin Balaguer[1]
IATA: JBQICAO: MDJB
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Aerodom
Serves Santo Domingo
Location La Isabela in Santo Domingo Province, Dominican Republic
Hub for Aerolineas Mas
Air Century
Caribair
SAP Air
VolAir
Elevation AMSL 30 ft / 15 m
Coordinates 18°34′32″N 069°58′53″W / 18.57556°N 69.98139°W / 18.57556; -69.98139Coordinates: 18°34′32″N 069°58′53″W / 18.57556°N 69.98139°W / 18.57556; -69.98139
Map
MDJB is located in the Dominican Republic
MDJB
MDJB
Location of airport in Dominican Republic
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
01/19 5,249 1,500 Asphalt
Helipads
Number Length Surface
ft m
H1 60 16 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Aircraft operations 3,703
Passengers 48,732
Based Aircraft 57
Source: Banco Central República Dominicana

La Isabela International Airport (IATA: JBQ, ICAO: MDJB) airport opened in February 2006 to replace Herrera International Airport. [2] The first flight to land at the airport was a Caribair flight from Port au Prince, Haiti.[3]

It serves mostly the Dominican Republic with domestic flights and some international flights to other Caribbean islands.[1]

Major hub[edit]

La Isabela Airport is the major hub for Dominican airlines that operate small airplanes for example Air Century. The airport has the largest number of hangars in the country (+40) for Dominican based carriers.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
Aerolíneas Mas Aruba, Port-au-Prince, Santiago de los Caballeros, Punta Cana
Charter: Samana-Arroyo Barril, Barahona, Montecristi, Constanza, La Romana, Cabo Rojo
Air Century Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Santiago de los Caballeros
Seasonal: Barahona
Air Inter Island Punta Cana
Caribbean Air Sign Punta Cana
Tortug' Air Port-au-Prince

Charter[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aerolineas Mas Toda el area del Caribe y la Republica Dominicana.
Air Century Antigua, Barahona, Bridgetown, Constanza, Havana, Holguín, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Nassau, Providenciales, Sint Maarten, Varadero
Servicios Aéreos Profesionales Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Bogotá, Cancún, Caracas, Cayo Coco, Curaçao, Grand Cayman, Havana, Isla Margarita, Martinique, Miami, Montego Bay, Punta Cana, Samana-Arroyo Barril, Santiago de Cuba, Santiago de los Caballeros, San Juan, Sint Maarten, Tortola, Varadero
M&N Aviation Seasonal: San Juan
Servicios Aéreos Profesionales Aguadilla

Other facilities[edit]

The airport has the corporate headquarters of Servicios Aéreos Profesionales (SAP Group) and Air Century.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b www.caribbeanjet.com
  2. ^ www.aerodom.com
  3. ^ http://www.clavedigital.com/Portada/Articulo.asp?Id_Articulo=6964
  4. ^ "Home." Servicios Aéreos Profesionales. Retrieved on January 15, 2013. "Headquarter: Dr. Joaquín Balaguer International Airport, La Isabela, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic"
  5. ^ "Contact Us." Air Century. Retrieved on January 15, 2012. "Address: Dr. Joaquín Balaguer International Airport, Local No. 1032, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic."