Dominican Republic: January 2022 second best month in passenger traffic since March 2020


Aviation in the Dominican Republic continues to show great signs of recovery. During the month of January 1,287,811 passengers were mobilized by air terminals. From them, 590,469 were inbound and 697,315 outbound. This represents the second best month in passenger traffic since March 2020, only surpassed by December 2021, where 1,332,575 passengers were mobilized by Dominican airports. Figures are reported by La Junta de Aviación Civil (JAC).

According to the JAC’s Air Transport Statistics Report, 51% of passenger traffic came from the United States. In this case, being New York the main destination with 15% of the market share, with 195,200 passengers (87,123 inbound and 108,077 outbound) during the month of January.

JetBlue Airways continues to be the main airline in the Dominican Republic where it moved 221,000 passengers through international air terminals in January, representing 17% of the total number of passengers arriving and departing in Dominican territory.

Punta Cana Airport (PUJ) for the first time surpassed pre-pandemic levels.  A total of 628,912 passengers were mobilized, representing a 2% growth compared to January 2020.
Another airport with remarkable growth was La Romana (LRM). Here 78,580 passengers were mobilized, representing an increase of 55%, the fifth consecutive month where it records a record movement of travelers.

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On the other hand, the other airports including Las Américas (SDQ), Del Cibao (STI), Puerto Plata (POP), El Higüero (JBQ) and El Catey (AZS), where they decreased with respect to January 2020, as a consequence of the massive cancellations due to the Omicron variant and the strong storms in Canada and part of the United States.

The most affected airports were Las Americas (SDQ), Del Cibao (STI), and Puerto Plata (POP).

See also: Dominican Republic authorized 48 new international air routes in 2021

Rainer Nieves Dolande
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