Gregorio Luperón International Airport

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Gregorio Luperón
International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional Gregorio Luperón
Puerto Plata Airport 1.JPG
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI S.A. (Aerodom)
Location Sosua, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Elevation AMSL 16 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 19°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
Website aerodom.com
Map
MDPP is located in the Dominican Republic
MDPP
MDPP
Location of airport in Dominican Republic
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 3,081 10,108 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 744,754
Aircraft Operations 4,811
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.

History[edit]

The facility 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.

Facilities[edit]

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]

AirlinesDestinations
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]
Condor Frankfurt
Seasonal: Munich
Eurowings Cologne/Bonn (ends 27 October 2018)[6]
Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Munich
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki[7]
Flycana Charter: Port of Spain, Santo Domingo–Las Americas
InterCaribbean Airways Providenciales
JetBlue Airways New York–JFK
Seasonal: Boston
Nordwind Airlines Charter: Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Sunwing Airlines Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson[8]
Seasonal: Charlottetown, Ottawa
TUI Airways Manchester
TUI fly Belgium Brussels (begins 26 October 2018)
TUI fly Netherlands Seasonal charter: Amsterdam
TUI fly Nordic Seasonal charter: Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Stockholm–Arlanda[9]
United Airlines Newark
WestJet Toronto–Pearson
XL Airways France Seasonal charter: Paris–Charles de Gaulle

Statistics[edit]

Top Routes from Puerto Plata
(2016)
[10]
Rank City Passengers Carriers
1 Canada Toronto 149,141 Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, Westjet
2 United States New York City-JFK 105,583 JetBlue
3 United States Miami 97,613 American Airlines
4 Canada Montreal 90,948 Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines
5 Germany Dusseldorf 60,463 Air Berlin
6 Germany Cologne 46,099 Eurowings
7 Germany Frankfurt 33,515 Condor
8 United Kingdom London-Gatwick 28,463 Thomson Airways
9 United Kingdom Manchester 26,611 Thomson Airways
10 Germany Munich 19,718 Condor, Eurowings
11 Canada Quebec City 16,621 Air Transat
12 Sweden Stockholm 15,546 TUIfly Nordic
13 France Paris-Charles de Gaulle 14,811 XL Airways France
14 United States Charlotte 11,728 American Airlines
15 Canada Ottawa 11,120 Air Canada, Air Transat

Cargo[edit]

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

Incidents[edit]

  • 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]

References[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". www.puerto-plata-airport.com. Retrieved 12 May 2018. 
  5. ^ "Allegiant Air adds Dominican Republic flights". Retrieved 20 December 2017. 
  6. ^ 2018. "Eurowings verlegt Langstrecke von Köln nach Düsseldorf". rp-online.de. Retrieved 1 February 2018. 
  7. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Finnair W16 Leisure service additions". Retrieved 12 May 2018. 
  8. ^ "Press releases-Sunwing". www.sunwing.ca. Retrieved 12 May 2018. 
  9. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "TUINordic Adds Puerto Plata in W16 Network". Retrieved 12 May 2018. 
  10. ^ [1]

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