Samaná El Catey International Airport

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El Catey International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional El Catey
(Pte. Juan Bosch)
Flughafen El Catey.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator Aerodom
Serves Samana
Location El Catey in Samaná (Province), Dominican Republic
Elevation AMSL 12 ft / 4 m
Coordinates 19°16′12″N 069°44′15″W / 19.27000°N 69.73750°W / 19.27000; -69.73750Coordinates: 19°16′12″N 069°44′15″W / 19.27000°N 69.73750°W / 19.27000; -69.73750
Website Aeropuerto El Catey
MDCY is located in the Dominican Republic
Location of airport in Dominican Republic
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 9,843 3,000 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 112,164
Aircraft Operations 858

Samaná El Catey International Airport (IATA: AZSICAO: 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[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Canada Montréal-Trudeau
Seasonal: Halifax, Ottawa
Air Canada Rouge Toronto-Pearson
Air Transat Montréal-Trudeau
Seasonal: Toronto-Pearson
JetBlue Airways New York-JFK
Neos Air
Seasonal: Milan-Malpensa (begin 21 december 2015)
Servicios Aéreos Profesionales Porlamar, Punta Cana, Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo-Las Americas
WestJet Toronto-Pearson
White Airways1 Seasonal charter: Lisbon[1]
XL Airways France2 Seasonal: Paris-Charles de Gaulle, San Salvador (Bahamas) (begin 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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