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Cibao International Airport – The Pride of Dominican Republic

Located in Santiago de los Caballeros, Cibao International Airport is also known as Santiago Airport is the third busiest airport in Dominican Republic. This is public airport which is owned by City of Santiago and operated by Santiago de los Caballeros. Serving as a primary hub for Aerolineas Mas, the Cibao International Airport is at an elevation of 172 meters above sea level and is currently used by JetBlue Airways as its primary international operator and is the focus city for InterCaribbean Airways. The airport has an asphalt runway and 1 asphalt helipad, measuring 2,650 meters and 16meters, respectively. In the year 2014, the airport recorded passenger traffic of 1,226,646 and 9,436 aircraft movement, making it the 3rd busiest airport in the country after Punta Cana International Airport and Las Américas International Airport.

History

The foundation of the airport was laid March 29, 1978 but the construction began only in February 2000 and on 18th March 2002 the airport began services. Aeromar Líneas Aéreas Dominicanas was the first airline to operate from the Cibao International Airport and flew to JFK Airport in New York City. The airport underwent a massive expansion in 2005 and upon its completion the airport was equipped with a newly built terminal, expansion of runway and many other facilities. To boost tourism, Cibao International in 2008, became the first airport in the country to absolve fees for private planes. At present, the airport has an international terminal, a dedicated domestic as well as cargo terminal. Plan for further expand the runway, apron and taxiway is underway.

Fleet

Presently the Ciba International Airport is base for for Aerolíneas Mas, Air Century, American Airlines, Copa Airlines Colombia, Delta Air Lines, InterCaribbean Airways, JetBlue Airways, M&N Aviation, Spirit Airlines, Sunrise Airways and United Airlines, which operates multiple flights to various destinations across the world. Amerijet International, IBC Airways, Skyway and Roblex Aviation are the major cargo airline operators.

Awards

This is one of the most popular airports in the country but till now the Ciba International Airport has not received any awards or recognition for its outstanding services and passenger friendly facilities.

Routes and Destinations

New York City, Miami, Boston, Panama City, Fort Lauderdale, San Juan, Providenciales and Port-au-Province are the busiest international airport routes from Cibao International Airport. Barbados, , Santo Domingo,  Port of Spain, Antigua, Antigua, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Curaçao, Maracaibo, Cap-Haitien and Nassau are the cities which are directly connected to the airport.

Why Fly Through This Airport

How to Check-in

Passengers travelling through the Ciba International Airport should speak to their airline regarding the time and option available for check-in as every airline has their own policy regarding the same. Online check-in as well as mobile check-in option is available with most of the airline and check-in can be done 24 hours prior to departure. The airport also has multiple check-in desks where passengers need to report minimum of 2 hours when travelling international and 1 hour in case they are travelling to a domestic destination. Counter strictly closes 45 minutes before departure after which the airline has the authority to deny boarding.

Baggage Allowance

Each airline operating from Ciba International Airport has its own policy regarding the baggage and passengers are advised to speak to their airline to know more about what and how much to carry on their flight from Ciba International Airport. In line with the other airports around the world, passengers are generally allowed to carry 7 kg and 12 in economy and business class respectively. Passengers of economy class can check-in up 23 kg of luggage while those travelling in business class are allowed to check –in luggage not exceeding 32 kg. In case of excess luggage, passengers can pay the charges for the same at the airport or can pre book their luggage online at a subsidized rate.

Seating

Pre selection of seat while online check-in is possible but passengers are charged with an additional fee, which can be paid online. During counter check-in, seats are allotted at first come first serve basis. If you want to get a seat of your choice without paying anything then arrive at the airport early and place a request at the counter during check-in. seats are not guaranteed and are subject to availability. Passengers are advised to book the window seat in order to enjoy views during landing and takeoff.

Booking Fee

For details on booking charges, modification as well as cancellation of your flight reservation, travellers need to contact their airline. While most of the airline offers the option of online flight reservation, they charge a service fee for the same. Tickets booked from the airline’s counter at the airport are free of any surcharge. Please contact your airline to know more about the charges and conditions.

 

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 Location Details

Longitude:70° 42' 1'' W
Latitude:19° 28' 9'' N
IATA code:STI
ICAO code:MDST

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