Cancun airport is 4 terminals and accepts 24 million passengers a year. No comparisonTo me thats insane, we are not that big to have 1 or 2 airports in every province, we the new roads not necesary, Cancun is begger than Punta Cana and receive 4 times the flights that PUJ receive and only has 1 int airport.
Well from that point of view you are right, but not because they open another airport will come more tourist and will be more jobs as I heard the people arround the area where will be build the new airport in case they could build it. Some airlines will leave PUJ if Bavaro give them better prices with mean they will earn more money but final prices will keep the same so only will win the airline as will have less productions cost, about more jobs, no they will keep same people working and in case they keep flying in both airports will be simple, they wont have flights runing at the same time in both airports so same workers will have go back and forth from one airport to another, still the winner wil be airline, and the flow of tourist will be the same just split between 2 airports.If somebody wants to build another airport using their money, not the Government's money, why not? As long as it will not interfere with the safety of the air traffic of another airport nearby, I don't see anything wrong here. I see the problem if the construction will be halted and never finished and abandoned, but if they finish it, it's better to have another nice airport than just an empty lot covered with trash.