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Punta Cana Airport Wins Award For Being Best In The Caribbean

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Punta Cana International Airport has just been awarded a major accolade after winning the title of the best medium-sized airport in Latin America and the Caribbean by Airports Council International.

Aerial view of Punta Cana resorts and beach

The distinction is a testament to ongoing efforts to transform Punta Cana’s airport into a leading aerial hub capable of handling over 10 million passengers per year. 

Officials recently wrapped up a massive nearly $100 million renovation of the growing airport, which paves the way for Punta Cana to welcome larger aircraft and more passengers.

a large aircraft in the punta cana airport terminal

With travel to Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic on the rise, here’s the latest on the country’s latest significant travel award.

Punta Cana Airport Ranked Best Regionally For 7th Year Running

Punta Cana International Airport continues to make waves in the travel industry after being awarded the title of the best regional airport in Latin America and the Caribbean. The world’s first privately-owned aerial hub, Punta Cana International Airport has grown significantly over the past decades and nowadays welcomes around 70% of all international passenger traffic in the country.

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This week, AIC, a leading international aviation organization, handed Punta Cana International Airport the title of the best medium-sized airport in the region for the seventh consecutive year.

The airport came out on top for airports that handle between 5 to 15 million passengers annually, although the airport is well on its way to welcoming over 10 million tourists.

In addition to winning the title of the best overall medium-sized airport, Punta Cana International Airport was also awarded a distinction for offering an excellent Customer Experience to the millions of passengers that walk through its gates annually.

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Comprised of eight dimensions ranging from operational efficiency to the innovative design of services, Punta Cana International Airport stands out as one of the safest and most effective aerial hubs in the region.

With over 8,000 employees, including civil aviation experts, leading architects, and consultants, Punta Cana International Airport is committed to upholding the highest standards of passenger comfort and safety.

This year, the airport underwent significant changes thanks to an extensive renovation that added new facilities, renovated existing ones, and bolstered passenger security and efficiency with the introduction of new high-tech boarding gates and jet bridges.

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Now, the airport will be able to welcome more aircraft – and passengers – paving the way for more international flights and hopefully cheaper airfare. 

Officials have already announced further renovations at the airport to ensure operational efficiency in the future as travel numbers continue to climb. The Dominican Republic recently broke its all-time record for international tourism arrivals, with over 8 million travelers setting foot in the country so far.

Travel numbers are expected to skyrocket later this year, with officials anticipating the busiest winter season on record. Airlines, too, are preparing to satisfy growing demand and have announced several new flights to the popular coastal destination.

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American Airlines, Delta, and Air Canada are just a few of the many North American airlines that are ramping up flights to Punta Cana and the Dominican Republic this winter. 

Canada and the Dominican Republic signed a new Open Skies Treaty in February this year, allowing Canadian airlines to directly negotiate new routes to the tropical island. A similar agreement is in the works with the United States and has the backing of the country’s travel industry.

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If approved, the framework could lead to a massive price drop and more availability, further improving the Dominican Republic’s position as one of the leading Caribbean destinations for American travelers.

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