With an investment of more than US$100 million, the current administration of Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI (Aerodom) has managed to substantially increase the country’s airport management capacity in recent years.
During the busiest traffic seasons of the year: Christmas, summer and Easter, traffic at the airports increases by more than 15% compared to 2019, exceeding 600,000 passengers per month at the six national airports that are part of Aerodom; a flow supported by the optimizations implemented in practically all its areas.
“VINCI Airports is committed to increasing airport capacity at the airports it operates. In the last year alone, apron capacity (positions available for aircraft) at the José Francisco Peña Gómez International Airport of the Americas (AILA) increased by 44%, while boarding gates increased from 10 to 15. Remote accesses also increased from 1 to 4 and migration departures from 18 to 24, as well as the number of transit passengers, which is currently up to 600 passengers per hour”, stated Aerodom’s Communications Director, Luis José López.
Meanwhile, the increase in tourist arrivals prior to the Covid-19 pandemic and during the post-pandemic recovery has also been a relevant motivating factor for the concessionaire’s management to invest in the development of a series of infrastructure and maintenance works that include expansion and improvement projects, such as the remodeling of the runways, the restructuring of the parking lot, new aircraft parking and boarding positions.
Aerodom has also implemented improvements to the overall user experience, including the installation of elevators, new parking lots, migration posts, a transfer area, public address system, as well as a new air conditioning system, a renovated Central Atrium at the José Francisco Peña Gómez International Airport of the Americas (AILA), VIP lounges, stores and restaurants.
Likewise, the airports managed by Aerodom continue to expand the photovoltaic energy generation parks that supply clean energy to the terminals, going from a current installed capacity of 6.8MW to 9.05MW, being the main self-producer of photovoltaic energy in the country. This initiative is in line with the strategy developed by VINCI Airports throughout its network to reduce its carbon footprint, promote the use of renewable energy and protect the environment.