2017 Travel News ArchiveTravel

January-October tourism stats: one million tourists a month

From January to October 2017, some 10,107,257 passengers arrived or departed on regular flights and another 1,427,096 on charter flights from Dominican international airports. The total arrivals and departures were 11,534,353, according to data from the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC).

An IDAC press release reports that from January to October 2017, there were 72,670 flight operations of regular flights and 13,009 charter flight operations. The monthly average of travel through Dominican airports was one million passengers.

Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) registers the most traffic with 4,896,607 passengers, followed by Las Americas International (SDQ) with 3,124,545; Cibao International in Santiago with 1,152,459 and Puerto Plata’s Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP) with 653,299. Traffic through La Romana International Airport (LRM) was 160,241 passengers, El Catey (AZS) in Samana 99,952 passengers, and La Isabela (JBQ) in northern Santo Domingo 20,154.
Traffic in October 2017 was 805,979 in regular flights and 101,764 in charter flights.