Gregorio Luperon International Airport
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Gregorio Luperon International Airport
Gregorio Luperón
International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional Gregorio Luperón
Puerto Plata Airport 1.JPG
Airport typePublic / Military
OperatorAeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI S.A. (Aerodom)
LocationSosua, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Elevation AMSL16 ft / 5 m
Coordinates19°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
MDPP is located in the Dominican Republic
Location of airport in Dominican Republic
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 3,081 10,108 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Aircraft Operations4,811
Sources: Departamento Aeroportuario[1] WAD[2] GCM[3]

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.


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.


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 destinations




  • 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 also


  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". Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Air Transat schedules new routes in W19". RoutesOnline. 8 May 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ "Timetable".
  7. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-02-16. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links

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