Sosua Air Travel

Sosua is serviced by the Gregorio Luperón International Airport in Puerto Plata

Home to what most consider to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic, Sosua is fast becoming one of the top destinations in the country for international travelers. Fortunately, it is easy to access with the availability of an international airport just minutes away.

Gregorio Luperón International Airport

Named for a popular military and political leader but more popularly known as the Puerto Plata Airport, the Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP) is the fourth busiest airport in the Dominican Republic. Tourists from around the world have access to the island with some of the biggest names in the air travel industry including Air Canada, Jet Blue, and Air Berlin. The airport can accommodation three Boeing 747 jets on the 10,108 foot asphalt runway at one time, which is connected to 10 gates. Nearly 750 thousand people land and depart from this airport each year, allowing a great deal of people to see the Amber Coast with ease.

Flying to Sosua from the US

Those traveling to Sosua from the United States originate in New York City, New York, and Miami, Florida. The flights take between two and a half and three hours and are available through American Airlines and Jet Blue.

The following table lets you know which airlines schedule flights from the United States and the places they fly from. Not all of the flights you will find listed on line make a lot of sense so it can be handy to see which airlines actually provide direct service to this airport.

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

Flying to Sosua from Canada

Canadians dreaming of visiting Sosua are in luck. The airport in Puerto Plata has more flights from Canada than any other airport on the island. Through Air Canada travel is available from Halifax, Montreal, and Toronto, as well as Subury and Quebec seasonally.

This table indicates airlines that have direct service out of locations in Canada.

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

Flying to Sosua from Europe

Flights from Europe to Gregorio Luperón International Airport are plentiful with Condor Airlines, especially if you're planning on traveling during the winter months.

If you'll be traveling from across the Atlantic the following table is the one you need.

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

Flying to Sosua from the Caribbean

Flights to Puerto Plata are available from Puerto Rico with American Eagle and from Grand Turk with Intercaribbean Airways. This allows tourists who are visiting multiple countries in the region to island-hop with ease, or for those from other countries make connecting flights.

See below for airline service from airports in the Caribbean region. Even if you can't get a flight directly from your local airport, making a connection through a regional airport may be a viable solution.

Gregorio Luperón International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands PLS Intercaribbean Airways
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

Next Stop, Sosua

It takes bout ten minutes along Route Five to get to Sosua from Gregorio Luperón International Airport. Because this is a major highways, you can easily plan to rent a car for between $30 an $120(USD) a day to get you to your accommodations, or you can hire a taxi from outside of customs at the airport. The cost will vary depending on where exactly you're heading, but you can expect to spend around $5(USD).

Easy access to the Gregorio Luperón International Airport from Sosua only helps to enhance the appeal of a getaway in this beach resort area, drawing hundreds of thousands of tourists to the Dominican Republic each year.

If you are thinking about chartering air travel, you can contact one of these regional agencies:

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
 

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