Gregorio Luperón International Airport

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Gregorio Luperón
International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional Gregorio Luperón
Puerto Plata Airport 1.JPG
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorAeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI S.A. (Aerodom)
LocationSosua, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Elevation AMSL16 ft / 5 m
Coordinates19°45′28″N 70°34′12″W / 19.75778°N 70.57000°W / 19.75778; -70.57000Coordinates: 19°45′28″N 70°34′12″W / 19.75778°N 70.57000°W / 19.75778; -70.57000
MDPP is located in the Dominican Republic
Location of airport in Dominican Republic
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 3,081 10,108 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Aircraft Operations4,811
Sources: Departamento Aeroportuario[1] WAD[2] GCM[3]

Gregorio Luperón International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Gregorio Luperón) (IATA: POP, ICAO: MDPP), also known as Puerto Plata Airport, is located in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. It is the Dominican Republic's fourth busiest airport by passenger traffic and aircraft movements, after Punta Cana, Santo Domingo and Santiago de los Caballeros airports. The airport is named after General Gregorio Luperón, a Dominican military and state leader. Capable of handling planes of all sizes, Puerto Plata Airport has benefited from being in an area with many beaches, which are popular among charter airline passengers. The popularity of the city where it is located has also drawn a number of regularly scheduled passenger airlines over the years.


The facility opened in 1979 with the purpose of boosting tourism in the North region, it has a track 3,081 meters long x 46 meters wide, with the capacity to receive wide-body aircraft, including B-747 and A-340.


The main terminal building has 10 gates: 5 with boarding bridges on the satellite concourse, and 2 boarding bridges and 3 without in the frontal concourse. The terminal was recently[when?] remodeled with new floors, escalators, immigration hall, departure hall and duty-free areas along with restaurants. The terminal can support 4 Boeing 747-400s simultaneously after renovations to the airport made in 2013/14.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Air Canada Rouge Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson
Air Century Charter: Santiago de los Caballeros
Air Transat Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson
Seasonal: Halifax, Hamilton, Ottawa, Québec City
American Airlines Miami
Seasonal: Charlotte
Apple Vacations Seasonal charter: Pittsburgh[5]
Eurowings Seasonal: Düsseldorf
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki[6]
Flycana Charter: Port of Spain, Santo Domingo–Las Americas
InterCaribbean Airways Providenciales
JetBlue Airways New York–JFK
Seasonal: Boston
LOT Polish Airlines Seasonal charter: Warsaw-Chopin
Nordwind Airlines Charter: Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Sunwing Airlines Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson[7]
Seasonal: Ottawa, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Bagotville, Quebec City
TUI fly Belgium Brussels
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal charter: Amsterdam
TUI fly Nordic Seasonal charter: Copenhagen,[8] Stockholm–Arlanda[9]
United Airlines Newark
WestJet Toronto–Pearson


Top Routes from Puerto Plata
(January-June 2018)
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Canada Toronto 163,053 Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, Westjet
2 Canada Montréal 97,794 Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines
3 United States Miami 95,618 American Airlines
4 United States New York City 89,562 JetBlue Airways
5 United States Newark 60,854 United Airlines
6 Germany Cologne 45,518 Eurowings
7 United States Charlotte 25,746 American Airlines
8 United Kingdom Manchester 23,268 TUI Airways
9 Russia Moscow 22,136 Nordwind Airlines
10 Germany Frankfurt 16,246 Condor Flugdienst
11 Canada Ottawa 12,975 Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines
12 Canada Québec City 12,532 Air Transat
13 Canada Halifax 12,260 Air Transat
14 Germany Dusseldorf 11,934 Eurowings
15 Germany Munich 9,838 Condor Flugdienst, Eurowings
16 United Kingdom London 9,301 TUI Airways
17 Sweden Stockhom 8,742 TUIfly Nordic
18 Canada Winnipeg 8,245 Air Transat
19 France Paris-CDG 6,748 XL Airways France
20 United States Boston 5,680 JetBlue Airways


Amerijet Miami, Santiago de los Caballeros
DHL Aviation Santiago de los Caballeros, Santo Domingo–Las Américas
IBC Airways Miami


  • On February 6, 1996, Birgenair Flight 301 was bound for Frankfurt, Germany, but crashed shortly after take-off from Puerto Plata Airport into the Atlantic Ocean 26 kilometres off-shore. All 176 passengers and 13 crew members, among them 164 Germans, were killed. It was discovered later that one of the air speed indicators of the Boeing 757-200 was not working properly, confusing the pilots about whether the aircraft's speed was too fast or too slow.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Departamento Aeroportuario - 2008 passenger statistics[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Airport information for Gregorio Luperón International Airport at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
  3. ^ Airport information for Gregorio Luperón International Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  4. ^ "Puerto Plata Gregorio Luperon Airport". Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Allegiant Air adds Dominican Republic flights". Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  6. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Finnair W16 Leisure service additions". Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Press releases-Sunwing". Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Only Flight".
  9. ^ "Only Flight".
  10. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-02-16. Retrieved 2017-09-14.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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