Santo Domingo (SDQ) Airport
Santo Domingo SDQ Airport Overview
Santo Domingo Las Americas International Airport SDQ (or 'Aeropuerto Internacional de Las Américas') is the Dominican Republic's largest Airport, managed by Aerodom. Santo Domingo and its surroundings offer a heaven for sun-seeking vacationers and the majority of flights originate from North America & Europe.
The Airport is located in Punta Caucedo, near Boca Chica, and 20 km southeast of the capital city of Santo Domingo, situated on on the island of Espanola (shared with Haiti), which is one of the Greater Antilles islands in the Caribbean Sea. Both the Airport and the City are easily accessible from Santo Domingo by an expanded expressway which crosses a new suspension bridge spanning the Ozama River and connecting traffic into the city's elevated freeway & tunnel system onto the City's main street (Av. 27 de Febrearo). You can also take the more scenic route on the coastal shore, which crosses the Ozama River via a floating bridge connecting traffic onto the Av. George Washington (el Malecon) leading into the city center.
With a long runway and an estimated 3.1 million passengers in 2012, Santo Domingo Las Americas International Airport is hub for PAWA Dominicana, and is served by many inter-island & international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to Central, South & North American, Caribbean, Mexican and European destinations.
It is advisable to be at the check-in desk three hours prior to a scheduled international flight.
Santo Domingo Las Americas Airport has one integrated passenger terminal. The Operation Center can be reached at 809-947-2220. (For more information, please refer to 'Terminal Map' page.)
Parking options at Santo Domingo Las Americas Airport include short- & long-term parking facilities across from the passenger terminal complex, including a rental car lot.
Rental car counters at Las Americas Airport are located at the exit door after Customs, near Terminal B.
To get from Santo Domingo Las Americas Airport to your destination, you can rent a car, take a taxi, a shuttle or a bus:
1. Cabs are located on level 1 of Terminal A. Public Transportation to Santo Domingo is on level 2 of Terminal A.
2. A host of hotels and resorts are making their own shuttle buses available to arriving guests.
3. Buses, mini-buses and taxis to urban sectors take on average about 20 minutes and stop in front of the terminals.
Other Airports in the Dominican Republic and telephone numbers: Gregorio Luperon POP at Puerto Plata - 809-947-2220; Pres. Juan Bosch AZS at Samaa - 809-338-0150; LaIsabela-Dr.J.Balaguer JBQ at Santo Domingo - 809-826-4003; Maria Montez BRX at Barahona - 809--824-4144; Arroyo Barril DAB at Smana 809-248-2566.
Santo Domingo SDQ Airport Update History
- SDQ Airports - Oct 28, 2013