Flying to Luperon

Luperon is serviced by two international airports

Luperon is about equidistant from two different international airports, which allows plenty of options for tourists looking to fly direct to the Dominican Republic.  No matter which airport you fly in to, it will take another hour of travel time on the ground, and which airport you choose may come down to whether you want to drive in from the island's interior, or make your way along the coast.

About Cibao International Airport

Aeropuerto Internacional Cibao (STI) is located in Santiago De Los Caballeros, about an hour and a half away from Luperon.  It is one of the newest and most modern airports on the island, and has one international terminal, one domestic terminal, and one cargo terminal.  It is the third busiest airport on the island.

Gregorio Luperón International Airport

More commonly referred to as the Puerto Plata Aiport, the Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP) has a 10,108 foot long asphalt runway, 10 gates, and planety of facilities.  Welcoming nearly 750 guests each year, it is the fourth busiest airport on the island. 

Flying to Luperon from the US

Direct flights to Aeropuerto Internacional Cibao are easier to come by, mainly thanks to Jet Blue flying in from several major airports in the United States.  Spirit Airlines tends to offer the least expensive tickets, but flights are also available with American Airlines and Delta Airlines from Miami and New York City.  If you're hoping to fly into Puerto Plata, you'll find non-stop fights are available from Miami and New York City as well.

If you'll be flying from the U.S. the following chart can be useful. Booking services don't consistently identify the most logical options so it's useful to see which airlines actually fly direct to this airport.

Aeropuerto Internacional Cibao U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA FLL Spirit Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines
Gregorio Luperón International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines

Flying to Luperon from Canada

If you'll be arriving from Canada, you'll have to fly to Puerto Plata, since flights to Aeropuerto Internacional Cibao from the great north are exceedingly rare.  Air Canada however, offers regular flights to Gregorio Luperón International Airport from Montreal and Toronto, plus seasonal flights from Halifax.

Gregorio Luperón International Airport Canadian Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Halifax, Canada YHZ Air Canada
Montreal, Canada YUL Air Canada

Flying to Luperon from Europe

Again, if you're hoping to fly direct from Europe, Puerto Plata will be the destination for you.  Flights from Germany are currently available during the winter, but all other destinations will have to plan for a connecting flight through the United States or elsewhere in the Caribbean. 

Gregorio Luperón International Airport European Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
London, United Kingdom LGW Thomson Airways

Flying to Luperon from the Caribbean

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See below for a complete list of air service from other airports in the Caribbean. If there aren't any flights from an airport near you, connecting through another airport in the Caribbean might prove to be a very viable option.

Aeropuerto Internacional Cibao Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Dominica DOM LIAT
Isla Verde, Puerto Rico SJU Jet Blue, Seaborne Airlines
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands PLS Intercaribbean Airways
Gregorio Luperón International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands PLS Intercaribbean Airways

Air Charters

Some people find it easier to book a charter flight rather than work a commercial flight into their schedule.  The cost is generally higher, but you enjoy extra perks like having a small plane all to yourself, which leads to more personalized service.

The following chart enables you to reach one of the regional air charter services.

Charter Operators
Name Phone Location Island
Caicos Express Airways (649) 941-5730 Providenciales International Airport - Five Cays Settlements Providenciales
Intercaribbean Airways at PLS (649) 331-3404 Providenciales International Airport - Five Cays Settlements Providenciales
Intercaribbean Airways at STI (809) 200-0252 Aeropuerto Internacional Cibao - 7.7 mi. (12.4 km) Southeast of Santiago De Los Caballeros the Dominican Republic

Flying to Luperon means decisions will have to be made regarding which airport you'll land at.  In some cases, the decision is made for you based on which flights are available, in other cases it will be down to you.  Consider what will greet you at the airport when you arrive as well as the scenery you'd like to see as you drive to your final destination as ways to help you figure out which location works best for you.

 

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