The United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) carried out an exhaustive security inspection at the Cibao Airport (Santiago) and Gregorio Luperon Airport (Puerto Plata).
In their preliminary report, they highlighted the robustness of security at these airports, stating that they comply with all regulations governing international airports, established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The evaluation, which took place from November 12 to 16, 2023, consisted of verifying compliance by Cesac and the operators of aircraft flying or overflying to U.S. territory with the standards and methods contained in Annex 17 of Aviation Security, the National Civil Aviation Security Program (PNSAC), and other documents required by the organization.
The inspectors observed the procedure carried out with passengers, their hand and hold baggage, from the moment they arrive at the airline’s counter until they board the aircraft, as well as air cargo, according to a press release.
The act of presentation of the results of the inspection was attended by Brigadier General Floreal Suarez Martinez, FARD and the aircraft operators and representatives of the administrations of the aforementioned airports.
Suarez Martinez, considered that “this joint effort, between the United States and the Government of the Dominican Republic, through the TSA and Cesac reflects the constant dedication to maintain the integrity and efficiency of airport security, as well as the various public and private actors in the industry”.