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Thread: The New Punta Cana Terminal B

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hlywud View Post
    Last time out did not see it, was opened 2 days later, where is bit situated in regard to the Old Terminal?
    In this satelite image from April 2014 (yes, April 2014, it was built that fast), the old terminal is the thatch building on the right and the new one now occupies the white space visible on the left with all those dots which are the columns.

    Click here to see the image.

    Click here to see what the property looked like on 23 Oct 2013.
    Last edited by NALs; 11-30-2014 at 08:05 PM.

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    Can I presume the check-in counters are still in the main building and then you must find your way to the new terminal as needed?

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    No, if you are departing from Terminal B you have to check in there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NALs View Post
    Punta Cana is now the #1 tourist destination in the Caribbean.
    Sorry to rain on your parade but Cancun is still #1 of the Caribbean (19.9 MM CUN vs . 5.3 MM PUJ, 2013 data)

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    Firstly the Punta Cana airport is NOT the first private international airport opened in the world ...The Casa de Campo airport in La Romana preceded it by more than 10 years when that airport was at Cajuiles and planes came in from the USA and the caribbean .The airport has now a different location and is more like the original Punta Cana airports . There are several privately owned international airports in Australia also servicing the Pacific islands .
    However,to the point .Punta Cana airport has been a total disgrace for quite a few years .The immigration and customs services are so slow that many tourists commence their holidays in a fuming bad mood . The walk from the planes would be ok if firstly all the passengers were young and highly active and secondly if the ground crews did not insist in keeping you waiting in the sun ,often for more than 30 minutes ,until there is space inside . Now to the parking which is completely inadequate and the parking attendants who are hopeless ..There is not enough space for cars waiting for arriving passengers or for cars carrying exiting passengers, the taxi service is chaos and it is hard to say a good word about this airport except it has many connections...when will there be an accident??? In contrast las Americas is quite superb except for the price of the parking . so I really do not care a fig about the facade in Punta Cana because everything else is horrible

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    No preclearance for Punta Cana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mido View Post
    I was told some time ago that the new terminal will have US border pre-clearance. Can anyone confirm this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubio_higuey View Post
    Sorry to rain on your parade but Cancun is still #1 of the Caribbean (19.9 MM CUN vs . 5.3 MM PUJ, 2013 data)
    Cancun receives a lot of flights from Mexico itself, I wouldn't be surprised if most of its visitors are Mexicans too. Sort of what happens in Orlando, Florida. Their figures is in the tens of thousands, but when you eliminate the domestic tourists the actual amount of international tourists that Orlando attracts is in the 4-5 million mark, more or less. Punta Cana will never have a domestic market source as big as Mexico's, not even if the DR becomes the richest country on the planet.

    With that said, Cancun isn't the 'real' Caribbean as neither are any of the Central American or South American countries with Caribbean coasts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kipling333 View Post
    Firstly the Punta Cana airport is NOT the first private international airport opened in the world ...The Casa de Campo airport in La Romana preceded it by more than 10 years when that airport was at Cajuiles and planes came in from the USA and the caribbean .
    They don't receive their first commercial passenger flight until the 1990's and it was a joke of an airport that needed to shut down every time American Airlines sent one of its small planes that always blocked the runway whenever it was on the tarmac. -_-

    Quote Originally Posted by Kipling333
    The airport has now a different location and is more like the original Punta Cana airports.
    The current La Romana airport is not the same as the old Casa de Campo airport, even though the owners and administrators are the same. Neither is La Isabela airport the same as Herrera or Las Américas the same as General Andrews or even the current Cibao airport the same as the old Santiago airport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NALs View Post
    Cancun receives a lot of flights from Mexico itself, I wouldn't be surprised if most of its visitors are Mexicans too.
    well, let's just take cold hard stats (that's what you do, right?)
    http://www.sct.gob.mx/fileadmin/Dire...SE_DIC_13.xlsx

    Jan-Dec 2013
    TOTAL INTERNATIONAL PAX: 8,554,392
    arriving international pax at CUN: 3,970,116
    departing international pax at CUN: 4,584,276
    Last edited by rubio_higuey; 12-03-2014 at 12:48 AM.

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    Forgot the charters

    Jan-Dec 2013
    TOTAL INTERNATIONAL PAX: 9,605,355
    arriving international pax at CUN: 4,471,066
    departing international pax at CUN: 5,134,289

    That means it is ahead of Punta Cana by 81.1% in regards to international passenger movements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chirimoya View Post
    No, if you are departing from Terminal B you have to check in there too.
    So how do I know if I'm departing from Terminal B?

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