Three airports remain out of service, Punta Cana airport resumes operations
A flight from Panama, from the Copa airline, resumed operations at the Punta Cana international this afternoon. Photo courtesy of the terminal.
Santo Domingo, DR
The interim director of the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC), Héctor Porcella, informed that the Punta Cana International Airport resumed its flight operations after it was closed on Sunday night due to the passage of Hurricane Fiona.
Porcella said that the resumption of flight operations through the referred terminal occurred at noon with the arrival of an international flight.
“As for flight operations through Punta Cana International Airport, everything has already returned to normal with the reopening of international commercial flights,” Porcella assured.
He also clarified that flight and passenger operations through the José Francisco Peña Gómez Las Américas International Airport (AILA) remain normal.
“Right now they are operating without problem the International Airport of Las Americas, Jose Francisco Pena Gomez, which has never stopped operating. And now Punta Cana which resumed its flights at noon this Monday,” expressed the interim general director of the IDAC.
Operations at the Punta Cana airport were suspended on Sunday night with the terminal’s closure on the recommendation of the IDAC due to the impact of Hurricane Fiona, category 1, which affected the East and Northeast regions of the country.
The airports Catey, Professor Juan Bosch, of Samaná; the International airport of La Romana, and Arroyo Barril, of Samaná, are still closed.
Porcella explained that as the effects of the natural phenomenon diminish, the other closed terminals could be reopened in the next few hours.