Puerto Plata Airport (POP/MDPP)

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Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Limited or no competition on suggested city pairs.
  • Destination offers a mix of beaches, culture, history, golf, nightlife, adventure and extreme sports.
  • Puerto Plata is one of the top 10 destinations in the world for wind kite surfing.
  • Sizeable outbound demand, particularly to the US.

Marketing and other support

  • An attractive incentive/marketing support scheme is available upon request.

Catchment Area

  • 30-minute catchment area: 330,000 people.
  • 60-minute catchment area: 1.3 million people.
  • 120-minute catchment area: 1.9 million people.

Freight Opportunities

  • Puerto Plata is in close proximity to the Cibao region, the largest agricultural area of the Dominican Republic.


  • Puerto Plata Airport is located 15.5 kilometres from Playa Dorada and 19.5 kilometres from downtown Puerto Plata.

Infrastructure & Operations

  • Runways: One – direction – 08/26; length – 3,081 metres.
  • Slot coordinated: No.
  • Operating hours: 24 hours.
  • Terminal: One terminal, 30,510m². Seven contact gates and two remote parking stands for narrow-body aircraft.
  • Other details: No operational constraints.

Infrastructure developments

  • Terminal remodel and refurbishment completed in 2013.

Vital statistics

  • One million passengers in 2017 with approximately 93% travelling for leisure and 7% VFR.
  • Largest carrier JetBlue.


  • 7.2 million lbs handled in 2017.