The works of the second phase of repair and remodeling of the runway of the Gregorio Luperón International Airport (AIGL) of Puerto Plata will mean the closure of this infrastructure to all air traffic between May 8 and 17 of this year.
This was communicated by the concessionaire Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI (Aerodom), a subsidiary of VINCI Airports, in a press release in which it gave details of the work to be carried out, which involves an investment of more than US$4.5 million.
The work will extend the useful life of the runway, level its central section and improve operating conditions for aircraft, as well as allow it to receive wide-body aircraft without restrictions, which will favor the expansion of flights between Puerto Plata and Europe, as well as other long-haul destinations.
The dates for the works were selected taking into account traffic flows, which have been found to be lower on those ten days of the year, the press release notes.
In addition, Aerodom has been working with the airlines and tour operators that operate in the terminal to guarantee a minimum of inconvenience to passengers during that period.
The Gregorio Luperón International Airport, located about 15 minutes from the city of Puerto Plata and 10 minutes from Sosúa, is one of the country’s main air terminals and its entry into service was key to the development of tourism in the Dominican Republic.
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