Punta Cana Receives 1.9 Million Tourists During First Semester 2017

Punta Cana International Airport handled 1.9 million international tourists between January and June 2017, a 20% impressive increase during the same time period in 2016. This number represents 67% of all foreign visitors who traveled to the Dominican Republic during this time period which, in total, was 3,241,671.

Las Americas International Airport, which serves the Greater Santo Domingo area, handled 16.2% (465,984) of all visitors and Puerto Plata, in the country’s north coast, handled 9.7% (277,548).

Other international airports, such as La Romana (eastern region), Santiago (central region), La Isabela y El Catey (northern region) in Samana, handled a total of 6.9% of all foreign non-resident visitors (199,049).

Punta Cana’s international airport registered the largest accumulated increase in the arrival of international visitors, with the arrival of 154,199 additional travelers.

This number represents an 8.7% jump, followed by Puerto Plata’s airport (37,419 additional passengers), for a 15.6% overall increase.

The Las Americas international airport, situated outside the capital city of Santo Domingo, registered a 3.5% growth rate, with an additional 15,920 passengers coming in during this time period.






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