The Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana International Airport is set to open its new runway and air traffic control tower next week (November 15).
The new runway has been built to support the growing demand for direct flights from major international cities, such as New York, Chicago, Miami, Paris, London, Moscow, and Sao Paolo. The design of the 10,200ft long runway cost around $30 million.
Frank Rainieri, CEO of Grupo PuntaCana, which owns and operates the airport and is funding the expansion, said: “Our goal has always been to showcase the beauty of our country to as many people as possible, and with the new runway, travel to the Dominican Republic has never been easier.”
The airport is on track for a 10% increase in air passengers in 2011, Rainieri said.
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Source: Airport World