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Gregorio Luperón International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional Gregorio Luperón
IATA: POP – ICAO: MDPP
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI S.A. (Aerodom)
Location Sosua, Puerto Plata in Puerto Plata Province, Dominican Republic
Elevation AMSL 15 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 19°45′28″N 70°34′12″W / 19.75778°N 70.57°W / 19.75778; -70.57
Website Puerto Plata Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 3,081 10,108 Asphalt
Statistics (2008)
Passengers 1,222,393
Sources: Departamento Aeroportuario and DAFIF

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Gregorio Luperón International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Gregorio Luperón) (IATA: POP, ICAO: MDPP), also known as Puerto Plata Airport, is located in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. It's the Dominican Republic's fourth busiest airport. The airport is named after General Gregorio Luperón, a Dominican military and state leader.

Capable of handling planes of all sizes, Puerto Plata Airport has benefited from being in an area with many beaches, which are popular among charter airline passengers. The popularity of the city where it is located has also drawn a number of regularly scheduled passenger airlines over the years.

Main terminal

The main terminal building has 10 gates; 5 with boarding bridges on the satellite concourse, and 5 without in the frontal concourse. The terminal can support three Boeing 747-400s simultaneously.

Incidents

  • On February 6, 1996, Birgenair Flight 301 was bound for Frankfurt, Germany, but crashed shortly after take-off from Puerto Plata Airport into the Atlantic Ocean 26 kilometres off-shore. All 176 passengers and 13 crew members, among them 164 Germans, were killed. It was discovered later that one of the air speed indicators of the Boeing 757-200 was not working properly, confusing the pilots about whether the plane's speed was too fast or too slow.
  • On January 22, 2009, Air Turks and Caicos flight 5103 landed in Puerto Plata and punched one of the gears in the middle of the runways; as a result the airport had to be closed for 5 hours and all incoming flights had been diverted to Santiago, Punta Cana and Santo Domingo. No injures were notified.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
AeroGal Guayaquil, Quito
Aeronaves Dominicanas Samaná, Santiago de los Caballeros
Air Berlin Düsseldorf, Munich
Air Canada Halifax [seasonal], Montréal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson
Air Century Constanza, Santo Domingo, Varadero
Air Transat All Year: Montréal-Trudeau, Québec City, Vancouver
Seasonal: Calgary, Toronto-Pearson
American Airlines Miami
American Eagle San Juan [ends April 4]
Arkefly Amsterdam
CanJet Fredericton, Halifax, Montréal-Trudeau, Quebec City, St. John's, Toronto-Pearson
Condor Frankfurt
Continental Airlines Newark
Corsairfly Paris-Orly
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, New York-JFK [seasonal]
Edelweiss Air Zurich
Enerjet Toronto-Pearson [seasonal]
EuroAtlantic Airways Lisbon
ExpressJet Airlines Jacksonville, Orlando-Sanford
Jetairfly Brussels
JetBlue Airways New York-JFK
Monarch Airlines London-Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle
PAWA Dominicana San Juan
Primera Air Dublin
Servicios Aéreos Profesionales Barbados, Beef Island, Holguin, St. Croix [charter service], Havana, Nassau
Sunwing Airlines London (ON), Moncton, Montréal-Trudeau, Ottawa, Quebec City, Sudbury, Toronto-Pearson, St. John's
TAME Quito, Guayaquil
Thomas Cook Airlines Glasgow-International, London-Gatwick, Manchester (UK)
Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia Stockholm-Arlanda
Thomson Airways East Midlands [begins 10 May 2011], Glasgow-International [seasonal], London-Gatwick, Manchester (UK)
Vacation Express Orlando-Sanford
WestJet Toronto-Pearson

Cargo carriers


Puerto Plata ground crew attending to a flight.
Puerto Plata ground crew attending to a flight.
Airlines Destinations
Amerijet Kingston [seasonal], Miami, Santiago de los Caballeros, Saint Vincent
DHL Santiago de los Caballeros, Santo Domingo
IBC Airways Miami
Volga-Dnepr Madrid [seasonal]


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General Info
Country Dominican Republic
ICAO ID MDPP
Time UTC-4
Latitude 19.757900
19° 45' 28.44" N
Longitude -70.570033
070° 34' 12.12" W
Elevation 15 feet
5 meters
Type Joint (Civil and Military)
Magnetic Variation 010° W (01/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency MILITARY - CIVIL JOINT USE AIRPORT
Near City Puerto Plata
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry


Communications
PUERTO PLATA TWR 118.0
GND 121.9
PUERTO PLATA APP 119.0
Communications Remarks  
APP Radar svc avbl 1130-0230Z++ dly.


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
08/26 10108 x 151 feet
3081 x 46 meters
ASPHALT - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME PTA PUERTO PLATA 098X 115.1 At Field -
NDB PPA PUERTO PLATA - 450 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)


Remarks
FUEL (NC-100LL, A1)
RSTD Acft AUW300 or greater, 180 turns permitted on rwy ends only.



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