Samaná El Catey International Airport
|El Catey International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional El Catey
(Pte. Juan Bosch)
|IATA: AZS – ICAO: MDCY|
|Location||El Catey in Samaná (Province), Dominican Republic|
|Elevation AMSL||12 ft / 4 m|
|Website||Aeropuerto El Catey|
Source: Departamento Aeroportuario
Samaná El Catey International Airport (IATA: AZS, ICAO: MDCY), also called Aeropuerto Internacional Presidente Juan Bosch (AISA), is a new international airport that opened on 6 November 2006, serving the province of Samaná in the Dominican Republic.
The airport is located near the little village of El Catey, some 8 km (5.0 mi) west of Sánchez, at the base of the mountainous peninsula Cape Samana. Local travel times are given as 30 minutes drive to Las Terrenas, 40 minutes drive to the provincial capital, Santa Barbara de Samaná, and approximately one hour drive to Las Galeras.
The airport's new runway is 3000 m x 45 m, flexible pavement load-rated PCN 66 F/A/W/T, designed to accommodate a Boeing 747. The terminal can accommodate 4 Boeing 747 aircraft simultaneously, albeit with a peak flow of 600 passengers per hour.
Airlines and destinations
Seasonal: Halifax, Ottawa
|Air Canada Rouge||Toronto-Pearson|
|Thomson Airways||Gatwick Airport|
|JetBlue Airways||New York-JFK|
|Neos Air||Seasonal: Milan-Malpensa (begins 21 December 2015)|
|Servicios Aéreos Profesionales||Porlamar, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo-Las Americas|
|White Airways||Seasonal charter: Lisbon 1|
|XL Airways France||Seasonal: Paris-Charles de Gaulle (begins 23 December 2015) 2|
^1 White Airways flights from Samaná to Lisbon make a stop at Montego Bay. However, the airline does not have rights to carry passengers solely between Samaná and Montego Bay.
^2 XL Airways France flights from Paris to Samaná make a stop at San Salvador (Bahamas). However, the airline does not have rights to carry passengers solely between San Salvador and Samaná.
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