María Montez International Airport

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María Montez International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional María Montez
Main entrance airport.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorAeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI S.A. (Aerodom)
ServesBarahona, Dominican Republic
Elevation AMSL10 ft / 3 m
Coordinates18°15′10″N 71°07′20″W / 18.25278°N 71.12222°W / 18.25278; -71.12222Coordinates: 18°15′10″N 71°07′20″W / 18.25278°N 71.12222°W / 18.25278; -71.12222
BRX is located in the Dominican Republic
Location of airport in the
Dominican Republic
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 3,000 9,843 Asphalt
Source: GCM[1] Google Maps[2] SkyVector[3]

María Montez International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional María Montez) (IATA: BRX, ICAO: MDBH) is an international airport 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) north of the Caribbean port city of Barahona, in the Barahona Province of the Dominican Republic.[4] It is named after the late film star Maria Montez, who was born in the province of Barahona.

The airport is on the coast, and east approach and departure are over the water.

The Barahona VOR/DME (Ident: BHO) and Barahona non-directional beacon (Ident: BHN) are located on the field.[5][6]

It has the capacity to receive Jumbo 747, DC-10 and other wide-bodied aircraft. It has a large parking lot for more than a hundred vehicles. Until November 1998 in this one labored about 100 employees. Later, from 1999 to 2017, the number of employees is lower, this is attributed to the reduction of the operations that this terminal has at the moment.


The Maria Montez Airport was officially inaugurated on Saturday, April 27th, 1996, in a ceremony presided over by President Joaquín Balaguer. It was built at a cost of almost five hundred million pesos.

In the year 2010 as consequences of the devastating earthquake that shook Haiti on January 12, about 70 members of the 61 The fifth contingency Response wing of the United States Army was deployed in the Dominican Republic with the support of Operation Unified Response. Due to the influx of overwhelming air traffic at the Port-au-Prince International Airport, Haiti, additional locations were identified at the San Isidro Air Base and Maria Montez International Airport in Barahona, as delivery areas and Staging for the provision of humanitarian aid. 3 in year 2011 was restored the runway and takeoff of that air station, with an investment of RD $30 million, which has a dimension of 3.000 meters, a platform for aircraft parking 40.000 square meters, and a taxiway of 300 meters that, where they facilitate the operations of large aircraft.

In the month of July 2012 the operations of the International Company organization Terpel were initiated as an aviation fuel supplier for the airport. 4 in the year (2016) Aerodom is the operator of this terminal who performs efficiently all the tasks of Maintenance of this airport with around 22 employees. The in IDAC who manages the operations in the airspace, with approximately 40 employees, 10 CTA and 3 of CNS who are in charge of radio communications, where Mr. Jesús Padilla stood out for his help and contributions to that department, 4 FIS and 3 safety Flight and more 15 administrative.

The terminal has immigration services, customs, plant and animal health, drug control. Security is commissioned by the specialized Civil Aviation Security Corps (CESAC), which controls the safety of the terminal.

In the year 2017 thanks to God, the prayers and effort of the Dominican government, began the biggest investment in the private sector in the area is the hotel and real estate project Perla del Sur, in La Cienaga, which is intended to inaugurate the 2019 with a first stage of 162 has Bitaciones, although the project contemplates 1.200 rooms that will be finished in eight años5 that will allow the entrance more number of tourists via this terminal, which is and will be used for this project for expancivos purposes.

In August 2018: The Ministry of Public Works and communications (MOPC) made the asphalt road access to the Maria Montez airport of this city as well as its parking aerial to improve the conditions of this air finish.

These improvements are framed to make the airport better its appearance and conditions and for users who occasionally make use of that air terminal, can show the intentions that from the state are sought to put the terminal in operation Aerial. 6 Asphalt works North Park of AIMM Barahona

The asphalt that carries out public works, in first phase contemplates the road that gives access and the whole area of parking, which is already in phase of completion, of the airport Maria Montez and then, according to source to this medium, will continue with the runway of that term Air Inar, which will be conditioned and extended.

Barahona Airport Firestation

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Air Century Seasonal: Santo Domingo–La Isabela
M&N Aviation Seasonal: San Juan

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Airport information for María Montez International Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ "María Montez Airport". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  3. ^ "María Montez International Airport". SkyVector. SkyVector Aeronautical Charts. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  4. ^ "List of all airports in Dominican Republic". The Airport Authority. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  5. ^ Barahona VOR
  6. ^ Barahona NDB

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