Aviation Industry

Punta Cana expansion slows since 2015, American Airlines is largest carrier and March is the peak month for available seats


The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean state whose closest neighbours are Haiti and the nearby island of Puerto Rico. More than 3.6 million seats are available on services from the nation"™s Punta Cana Airport in 2017. The vast majority, if not all of these will be on international services. OAG schedules show that 1.5% of departing capacity will operate to domestic destinations, namely triangular services to Santo Domingo with Air France, and Puerto Plata with Condor. However, neither of these routes is available for sale on the respective airline websites.

Double-digit growth replaced by near static status

Punta Cana witnessed an explosion in capacity at the turn of the decade, with six straight years of double-digit growth from 2010. The number of one-way seats available increased by 154% from 2009-2015. Perhaps inevitably, this rate of growth could not be maintained and between 2015-2017, capacity increased by a more sedate 1.4%. The average capacity per departing flight increased from 181 to 194 seats from 2008-2017…

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