A small international airport exists within the borders of Samana, offering tourists the opportunity to skip the three hour drive from Santo Domingo to this mountainous province along the northeast coast. While at one time this was the only option, when this airport, the Dominican Republic's newest, opened in 2008, tourists from around the world were immediately able to cut down on their travel time.
Samana by car, so it could take slightly more or less time to reach your accommodations depending on exactly where it is located. The airport is equipped to handle Boeing 747 air crafts, and is even so well-prepared that four of them can park on the terminal at one time. The asphalt runway is 9,843 feet long. Despite all of this, the airport is not inundadted with international air travel. It is possible to get direct flights from New York City, Toronto, Montreal, Germany, and Spain, but tourists from other locations will have to plan a connecting flight. Most people will fly to the in Santo Domingo, then fly with a domestic carrier to El Catey.(AZS) is located in the El Catey village, which is approximately 40 minutes from the center of
Santo Domingo and switch to a domestic airline.Airways offers daily flights from the John F. Kennedy International Airport to Samana El Catey International Airport. Tourists flying from elsewhere in the United States can connect at JFK, or plan to fly to
Tourists visiting from Canada will actually do better flying to Samana El Catey International Airport than Las Américas International Airport. This is because there are no direct flights there, but throughyou can fly direct from Montreal and Tortonto. also offers seasonal flights.
|Halifax, Canada||YHZ||Air Canada|
|Montreal, Canada||YUL||Air Canada|
Tourists planning a holiday from Germany and Spain can make their way to El Catey by flying with, , or . All others will need to book a private charter or a connection through a larger airport.
|London, United Kingdom||LGW||Thomson Airways|
Getting to Samana has been easier since the opening of , but it does take some planning to ensure you can get a flight in. As long as you take the time to do the research, there shouldn't be a problem, but if you're planning a last minute trip, you may have to do a little extra work.
The following chart indicates how to get a hold of an air charter firms serving this region.
|(809) 200-0252||Aeropuerto Internacional Cibao - 7.7 mi. (12.4 km) Southeast of Santiago De Los Caballeros||the Dominican Republic|
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