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Gregorio Luperón International Airport

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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 is the Dominican Republic's fourth busiest airport by passenger traffic and aircraft movements, after Punta Cana, Santo Domingo and Santiago de los Caballeros airports. 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.

Gregorio Luperón
International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional Gregorio Luperón
Puerto Plata Airport 1.JPG
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI S.A. (Aerodom)
Location Sosua, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Elevation AMSL 16 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 19°45′28″N 70°34′12″W / 19.75778°N 70.57000°W / 19.75778; -70.57000Coordinates: 19°45′28″N 70°34′12″W / 19.75778°N 70.57000°W / 19.75778; -70.57000
Website aerodom.com
Map
MDPP is located in the Dominican Republic
MDPP
MDPP
Location of airport in Dominican Republic
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 3,081 10,108 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 744,754
Aircraft Operations 4,811
Sources: Departamento Aeroportuario[1] WAD[2] GCM[3]

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HistoryEdit

The facility opened in 1979 with the purpose of boosting tourism in the North region, it has a track 3,081 meters long x 46 meters wide, with the capacity to receive wide-body aircraft, including B-747 and A-340.

FacilitiesEdit

The main terminal building has 10 gates: 5 with boarding bridges on the satellite concourse, and 2 boarding bridges and 3 without in the frontal concourse. The terminal was recently[when?] remodeled with new floors, escalators, immigration hall, departure hall and duty-free areas along with restaurants. The terminal can support 4 Boeing 747-400s simultaneously after renovations to the airport made in 2013/14.[4]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

StatisticsEdit

IncidentsEdit

  • 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 aircraft's speed was too fast or too slow.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Departamento Aeroportuario - 2008 passenger statistics[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Airport information for Gregorio Luperón International Airport at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
  3. ^ Airport information for Gregorio Luperón International Airport at Great Circle Mapper.
  4. ^ "Puerto Plata Gregorio Luperon Airport". www.puerto-plata-airport.com. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Allegiant Air adds Dominican Republic flights". Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  6. ^ 2018. "Eurowings verlegt Langstrecke von Köln nach Düsseldorf". rp-online.de. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  7. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Finnair W16 Leisure service additions". Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Press releases-Sunwing". www.sunwing.ca. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Only Flight". tui.dk.
  10. ^ "Only Flight". tui.se.
  11. ^ [1]

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