Located in a beautiful destination, in a popular region of the Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata, Gregorio Luperon International Airport is a busy transport hub serving the country and one of its most favoured regions. It is the fourth busiest airport in the country and named after Gregorio Luperon, a former general in the Dominican military and past state leader. The airport itself is just under 20 kilometres from Puerto Plata, yet serves a lot of passengers due to its proximity to the city and the stunning, sunny beaches of the area.
Rather than being a large and intimidating airport, Gregorio Luperon International Airport is small and welcoming, with a basic yet varied selection of facilities, including relaxing restaurants, bars and cafes. Visitors can also shop inside the terminal, and find souvenirs and gifts from the craft shops that sell local products within the airport, or use the other services such as the post office, foreign exchange desk or car rental booth. There is one terminal with ten boarding gates, and VIP lounges are available for visitors wanting to travel in style, with exclusive services available for luxury travel opportunities. Numerous international airlines work from Gregorio Luperon International Airport and offer flights around the world, including Air Canada, American Airlines and Dominican Wings.
Highway 5 takes visitors from Puerto Plata to Gregorio Luperon International Airport, and drivers can park at the garages at the airport, where there are also rental car services, or visitors can take a taxi along the same road. Many hotels and companies offer shuttle services between the airport and the city.
Constructed in 1979, Gregorio Luperon International Airport boosted the transport and tourism of the northern region in the Dominican Republic, designed to accommodate 1,200 passengers an hour. It is named after Gregorio Luperon who, born on 8th September 1839, served as a military and state leader during the restoration of the Dominican Republic following the Spanish annexation.