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Arrival of flights to Punta Cana shows recovery

Flights arriving at the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) continue to show recovery this October 2022, with 377∗ arrivals scheduled for this week of October (10 to 16/10).

The positive trend of arrivals to Punta Cana repeats for the second consecutive week, despite the negative effects left by hurricane Fiona.

Specifically, for this week five more flights are expected than last week (from 10/3 to 9/10), when 372∗ arrived, and about 39 more flights than the week (9/26 to 10/2) when 364 were received.∗

In addition, this figure repeated on the week of 9/19 to 9/25, a period in which the downward trend that occurred since the beginning of August of this 2022 was reversed.

According to the latest update provided by the Ministry of Tourism through its SITUR statistics portal, until September 25th, 2022, some 3,040,179∗∗ foreign tourists entered the Punta Cana air terminal.

Of these, 239,939 arrived in January, 316,672 in February, 376,988 in March, 372,951 in April, 337,957 in May.

Since June there has been a great rebound in arrivals with 362,732 tourists and July marked the record month of the year with 418,295 international travelers.

August showed a drop with 358,399 arrivals and in September, until the 25th, 202,246 tourist arrived.

Seasons come forward

This year’s low season was brought forward to August, but it is perceived that starting October the trend begins to reverse and the numbers of flights and reservations to our hotels will increase.

This is a very important fact that marks the turning point, since October marks the end of the low season and, from here, positive numbers will begin to be seen until November, when many assure that the winter high season will start strong, which, according to dynamic, it will be advanced about 2 weeks this year 2022.

In regards of the annual arrivals to the Dominican Republic, from January to September of this 2022 a total 5,334,291 tourists arrived by air, exceeding the 3,303,745 of the same period of 2021 and the 1,743,480 of 2020.

Also exceeding the 4,987,698 of 2019 and the 5,009,417 of 2018.

Of these 5,334,291 tourists who arrived until September, 4,346,145 were foreigners and some 988,146 were Dominicans residing abroad.

∗ Official figures Eastern Airport Corporation (Punta Cana Airport)

∗∗ Official figures Ministry of Tourism through its SITUR panel

Source: Online Plus


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