In recent years, the Dominican Republic has become a popular holiday destination for many people from the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe. When they travel to the Dominican Republic, many tourists will fly to Gregorio Luperon International Airport due to its proximity to the beaches and tourist hotels. To learn about cheap flights to a Dominican Republic airport, read the guide below.
Getting to and from the Dominican Republic
International airports The Dominican Republic has nine international airports served from many locations across the Caribbean, Americas and Europe. Its capital city of Santo Domingo has many airports serving the country. Air traffic into the country's airports The airports are capable of handling planes of all sizes and are popular destinations for charter flights as well as some cheap scheduled passenger flights from many destinations. Flights from the United Kingdom Many of the major airports in the UK run scheduled and charter flights to the Dominican Republic. They fly into Punta Cana International Airport, Las Americas International Airport and Gregorio Luperon International Airport. Flights from the UK to this Caribbean destination usually take between nine to ten hours. Airlines flying to the Dominican Republic Air France has flights to this destination from nine UK airports all across the country, from Southampton to Aberdeen. Cheap flights Cheap flights are offered by Thomson from Birmingham, Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow. Thomas Cook runs cheap flights from three of the four above airports. They do not run a service there from Birmingham. Iberia has cheap flight options from Heathrow airport while Monarch flies from Gatwick.
Airports in the Dominican Republic served from the United Kingdom.
Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) This airport is the busiest one in the country. In terms of passenger numbers, it handled over four million in 2010 and serves the Punta Cana resort area. It is situated just 30 minutes in transfer time from the majority of the hotels within that resort. Las Americas International Airport (SDQ) This airport is one of those that serves the Republic's capital city of Santo Domingo. The city is located just 18 miles or 29 kilometres to the west of the airport. It is the country’s second busiest airport and handled over three million passengers in 2010. Gregorio Luperon International Airport It is the country’s fourth busiest airport with almost one million passengers in 2010. It serves the city of Puerto Plata and the beach resorts of that area. The airport is just 11 miles or 18 kilometres from the busy resort. The airport is named after General Gregorio Luperon, a former military and state leader of the Republic.