Punta Cana Airport achieves a record number of passengers

Punta CanaPunta Cana Airport achieves a record number of passengers

During June and July 2022, the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) achieved a record number of passengers with 1,175,875 travelers who entered and left the national territory from 28 Asian countries, Europe, North America and the Caribbean.

A report recently published by the Ministry of Tourism indicates that 414,735 passengers entered the country through the PUJ during the month of July and 402,502 left for a total of 817,237; while, in June, 358,483 arrived and 346,781 departed, for a total of 705,264 passengers.

July 2022 has been the month with the highest movement and transit of passengers through the Punta Cana International Airport in recent years with 188,192 passengers above the year 2019.

The report also indicates that so far this year, 4,942,244 travelers have passed through the Punta Cana International Airport. That is, 2,446,939 arrival passengers and 2,495,305 departure passengers, of which the United States market has contributed 45%, with 2,206,317 passengers; Canada 13% with 644,192 passengers; and Panama 7% with 334,193 passengers.

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It is followed by France (267,047), Colombia (262,295), Germany (222,387), England (180,118), Spain (161,296), Peru (113,644), Puerto Rico (109,079) and Russia (90,409), the latter market referring to figures prior to the suspension of flights from Russia to the country.

The new air frequencies have been key to the increase in passengers, highlighting the routes from Colombia, with a contribution of 292,295 passengers, 5% of the total, well above traditional markets such as Germany, Spain and England.

The Dominican Republic achieved in July the best month of all time in tourist arrivals, receiving 735,064 thousand non-resident visitors in July, surpassing December 2021, according to statements by the Minister of Tourism, David Collado.

Source: Online Plus

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