Tourism February 10, 2015 | 8:37 am

Punta Cana Airport gets international kudos

Santo Domingo.- Punta Cana International is Latin America’s only airport among the finalists for the Routes Americas Marketing Awards 2015, considered one of the most prestigious distinctions in the global aviation industry.

The Awards recognize airports and tourism authorities which provide the best services marketing in general and evaluate the selected airports’ "effective results and provision of data and information and innovative techniques to create new or maintain and develop existing routes."

The nominees and finalists are chosen by airlines and a respected panel of judges, formed by prominent members of the region’s air network planning community, which review the credentials of each airport.

The judges John Kirby, vice president of Capacity (Alaska Airlines); Adriana Hurtado, Director of Network Planning (Avianca) and Dave Clark, VP Network Planning (Jetblue Airways).

In addition, John Weatherill, director of the Network and Schedule Planning (WestJet Airlines); Lukas Johnson, VP Network and Pricing (Allegiant Air) and Ángel García, Network Planning Manager (VivaAeroBus).

Punta Cana Airport, owned and operated by the Puntacana Group, resulted a finalist in the category of terminals, which moved from four to 20 million passengers in 2014.

The Routes Marketing Awards 2015 event was held in Denver Center.

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