The Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) achieved a record of 8 million passenger movements in one year, becoming the first airport in the country to reach this figure.
“Today we celebrate 8 million passengers, which represent 8 million adventures, smiles, new ways of seeing life, family reunions and happy vacations from each of the passengers who have created memories through our airport. This recognition is the result of the hard work of our airport community, who are committed to offering our visitors a safe and pleasant travel experience,” said Frank Elías Rainieri, president and CEO of Grupo Puntacana.
He added that this result is the seed of hard work for decades, which shows the progress and growth of the country and the Dominican tourism industry.
“On December 17th, we celebrated the 39th anniversary of our Punta Cana International Airport, and we humbly and gratefully celebrate that a brand of Dominican origin that began 39 years ago is the benchmark for an internationally known tourist destination. Nowadays, receiving 65% of the tourists that visit our country”, Rainieri pointed out.
This year the PUJ received for the sixth consecutive year the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) award from Airports Council International, known as the leading program for benchmarking and measuring traveler experiences at airports, assessing passenger satisfaction.
Last week the airport received 574 international flights, another record for the aerodrome that had registered as a maximum of 537 international flights in the year 2021. It should be noted that, during the months of June and July 2022, the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ ) achieved a record number of passengers who have passed through this terminal in recent years, with 1,175,875 passengers who entered and left the national territory from 28 countries in Asia, Europe, North America and the Caribbean.
The new air frequencies have been key to the increase in passengers, highlighting the routes from Colombia, in addition to traditional markets such as the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Spain and England.