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Puerto Plata Airport – POP Dominican Republic

PUERTO PLATA AIRPORT

Puerto Plata Airport, POP Airport services the North Coast areas of Sosua, Cabarete, Puerto Plata, Cabrera, Rio San Juan, Costambar and Cofresi. Gregorio Luperon International Airport ( POP ) is located between Puerto Plata and Sosua, North Coast of the Dominican Republic.  It is located just 10 minutes away from Sosua and about 20 minutes from the town of Puerto Plata.  Most hotel guests and villa rental guests coming to Sosua are picked up at POP, as opposed to those who fly into STI airport in Santiago, one hour away. 

Built in 1971 with the aim of promoting tourism in the North, Puerto Plata Airport has a runway length of 3.081 meters x 46 meters wide, capable of receiving wide-body aircraft, including B-747 and A-340.The passenger terminal is 27.075 meters square, with capacity to handle 1,200 passengers per hour. The airport offers access to an unforgettable travel experience, which has become the second to receive a greater flow of tourists arriving to the Dominican Republic. Since villa rentals in Sosua and Cabarete have soared in the past 6 years, now there`s a greater influx of tourists coming through the POP airport.

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Second level hallway to gates
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POP airport duty free store
waiting-room
Airport waiting area
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Restaurant area
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POP airport second floor entrance
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Cosmetics store

FACILITIES AND SERVICES

* 2 VIP Lounges
* Flight information screens
* Public telephone services
* Baggage Protection Services
* Retail Stores
* Shops zone
* Restaurants and fast food
* Free Luggage Carts
* Ground transportation
* ATMs
* Currency exchange services
* CUTE System for Airlines
* Post Office 

COMPLETED PROJECTIONS

* New departure lounge
* Information Desk services
* Desk services for tour operators
* New facilities cargo area
* Banking
* New retail facilities
* New facilities rent-a-car
* Services and fast food restaurants
* Remodeled parking
* New store areas
* Private aircraft parking
* New Flights added
* Visitors Parking Areas

GREGORIO LUPERON AIRPORT ON THE MAP

POP AIRPORT CONTACT INFORMATION:

The web for the POP airport is http://puerto-plata-airport.com
Telephone Numbers: 
809-291-0000 ext. 221 and 809-586-0175 The airport`s VIP lounge is 809-586-0107 ext. 247 and 302 Duty-free stores in the POP airport allow visitors to buy items at good prices.

Boarding & Deplaning Options – POP

Puerto Plata Airport deplaining options are based on jetbridge availability. A wheelchair lift is used for customes in a wheelchair or for those who are unable to ascend stairs.

Check-in & Gate Information – POP
We recommend you arrive at the airport at least three hours prior to departure. Avoid delays by checking for traffic alerts, and allow enough time to go through security screening, particularly during holidays and peak travel days.

Check in & Pick Up Info for Unaccompanied Minors – POP

The Dominican Republic has strict requirements concerning the travel of minors (persons under the age of 18) to/from the Dominican Republic. Any customer under the age of 18 who is unaccompanied, traveling with someone other than both parents or legal guardians, or who is traveling with only one parent or legal guardian, should contact the Dominican Republic Consulate in the United States or the Dominican Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs for entry/exit requirements.

Photo identification is required for both parties who drop off and pick up an unaccompanied minor. Unaccompanied minors will not be accepted without the guardian’s photo ID.

OTHER AIRPORTS IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC:

Airports
Telephones
Operations Center
809-248-2566

Ground Transportation – POP

Several tour companies offer large buses for large groups of travelers:

Metro Tours809-586-6062
Apolo Tours809-586-6610
Prieto Tours809-586-5280
Caribe Tours809-586-4544

Information courtesy of Aerodom and Jet Blue.

Taxi Service in POP Airport

Taxi service is available from Puerto Plata Airport. Visit our Sosua taxi service page for a comprehensive list of taxi drivers including names and telephones of the most trusted drivers in Sosua. A list to the Taxi base and association website is included, with updated rate information.

Car rental agencies servicing the POP airport, on the east side of the terminal, immediately after the customs area:
Avis 809-586-0214
Budget 809-586-0413
Honda Rent Car 809-586-0233
Hertz 809-586-0200
Thrifty 809-586-0242
Nelly Rent Car 809-586-0505
National 809-586-0285
Payless 809-586-0215
Best Way 809-586-0314

There are also car rental agencies in Sosua, offering various types of deals in a more informal setting. Local drivers can be hired with a van for about $100.00 per day for 6-8 passengers and $150.00 per day in a larger van for 12 passengers. It is better to have a private driver if the traveler will drink alcohol, or is not used to driving in a country like the Dominican Republic. Visit our Sosua car rental page for more information.

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