Punta Cana Airport Arrivals (PUJ)

Punta Cana International Airport

Address: Carretera Aeropuerto, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic
IATA airport code: PUJ
ICAO airport code: MDPC
Alias: Punta Cana International Airport
Phone: +1 809-959-2376
Web: puntacanainternationalairport.com

PUJ arrivals today

Schedule Time Estimated Time Origin Airline Flight Status
10:23 PM June-22 10:10 PM Medellin (MDE) Wingo P57438 estimated
12:30 AM June-23 Toronto (YYZ) Sunwing Airlines WG4365 scheduled
08:04 AM June-23 San Juan (SJU) JetBlue Airways B62631 scheduled
08:27 AM June-23 Fort Lauderdale (FLL) JetBlue Airways B61509 scheduled
08:55 AM June-23 Buenos Aires (EZE) Aerolineas Argentinas AR1326 scheduled
09:51 AM June-23 Atlanta (ATL) Frontier (Mia the Dolphin Livery) F925 scheduled
10:24 AM June-23 West Palm Beach (PBI) NetJets canceled
10:31 AM June-23 Boston (BOS) JetBlue Airways B6295 scheduled
10:33 AM June-23 Philadelphia (PHL) Spirit Airlines NK2163 scheduled
10:46 AM June-23 Charlotte (CLT) American Airlines AA2925 scheduled
10:56 AM June-23 New York (EWR) United Airlines UA2122 scheduled
11:00 AM June-23 Charlotte (CLT) Netjets canceled
11:00 AM June-23 Atlanta (PDK) Netjets scheduled
11:02 AM June-23 New York (JFK) American Airlines AA2443 scheduled
11:05 AM June-23 New York (JFK) JetBlue Airways B6869 scheduled
11:09 AM June-23 Bogota (BOG) Avianca AV128 scheduled
11:11 AM June-23 Panama City (PTY) Copa Airlines CM425 scheduled
11:16 AM June-23 San Juan (SJU) Frontier (Luis the Axolotl Livery) F939 scheduled
11:25 AM June-23 Panama City (PTY) Copa Airlines CM177 scheduled
11:35 AM June-23 Toronto (YYZ) Sunwing Airlines WG4205 scheduled
11:39 AM June-23 Miami (MIA) American Airlines AA2743 scheduled
11:40 AM June-23 Panama City (PTY) Copa Airlines CM110 scheduled
11:51 AM June-23 Atlanta (ATL) Delta Air Lines DL1760 scheduled
12:25 PM June-23 Fort Lauderdale (FLL) JetBlue Airways (Puerto Rico – Bluericua Livery) B6173 scheduled
12:30 PM June-23 New York (JFK) Delta Air Lines DL1994 scheduled
12:35 PM June-23 Baltimore (BWI) Southwest Airlines WN811 scheduled
12:40 PM June-23 Toronto (YYZ) Air Canada Rouge AC1794 scheduled
12:40 PM June-23 Washington (IAD) United Airlines UA1661 scheduled
12:44 PM June-23 New York (JFK) JetBlue Airways B62869 scheduled
12:50 PM June-23 Philadelphia (PHL) American Airlines AA2641 scheduled
01:11 PM June-23 New York (EWR) United Airlines UA1514 scheduled
01:20 PM June-23 Panama City (PTY) Copa Airlines CM241 scheduled
01:20 PM June-23 Atlanta (ATL) Delta Air Lines DL1796 scheduled
01:24 PM June-23 Orlando (MCO) Spirit Airlines NK1020 scheduled
01:25 PM June-23 Charlotte (CLT) American Airlines AA2640 scheduled
01:25 PM June-23 Toronto (YYZ) Air Transat TS186 scheduled
01:32 PM June-23 Panama City (PTY) Copa Airlines CM375 scheduled
01:38 PM June-23 Miami (MIA) American Airlines AA329 scheduled
01:44 PM June-23 New York (JFK) JetBlue Airways B61869 scheduled
01:45 PM June-23 Montreal (YUL) Air Transat TS398 scheduled
01:48 PM June-23 New York (EWR) JetBlue Airways B61015 scheduled
01:50 PM June-23 Manchester (MAN) TUI Airways BY156 scheduled
01:55 PM June-23 Orlando (MCO) Frontier (Cody & Dakota the Coyotes Livery) F920 scheduled
02:11 PM June-23 Dallas (DFW) Sun Country Airlines SY739 scheduled
02:19 PM June-23 Chicago (ORD) American Airlines AA2887 scheduled
02:20 PM June-23 Montreal (YUL) Sunwing Airlines WG4285 scheduled
02:21 PM June-23 Chicago (ORD) Frontier F980 scheduled
02:45 PM June-23 Miami (MIA) American Airlines AA1337 scheduled
02:50 PM June-23 San Juan (SJU) JetBlue Airways B62131 scheduled
02:56 PM June-23 Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Spirit Airlines NK783 scheduled
03:05 PM June-23 Lima (LIM) LATAM Airlines LA2452 scheduled
03:05 PM June-23 Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Southwest Airlines WN412 scheduled
03:09 PM June-23 Chicago (ORD) United Airlines UA1862 scheduled
03:10 PM June-23 Birmingham (BHX) TUI Airways BY568 scheduled
03:25 PM June-23 Chicago (MDW) Southwest Airlines WN2682 scheduled
03:29 PM June-23 Atlanta (ATL) Delta Air Lines DL1916 scheduled
03:39 PM June-23 Houston (IAH) United Airlines UA420 scheduled
03:40 PM June-23 Medellin (MDE) Avianca AV220 scheduled
03:57 PM June-23 Dallas (DFW) American Airlines AA1363 scheduled
04:17 PM June-23 Panama City (PTY) Copa Airlines CM748 scheduled
04:25 PM June-23 Lima (LIM) Sky Airline H25580 scheduled
04:29 PM June-23 Panama City (PTY) Copa Airlines CM352 scheduled
05:04 PM June-23 St. Louis (STL) Frontier (Gordon The Golden Eagle Livery) F96 scheduled
05:05 PM June-23 Bogota (BOG) Avianca AV252 scheduled
05:07 PM June-23 Charlotte (CLT) American Airlines AA1076 scheduled
05:19 PM June-23 Miami (MIA) Frontier (Crockett the Raccoon Livery) F966 scheduled
05:20 PM June-23 Havana (HAV) Aerolineas Argentinas AR1327 scheduled
05:35 PM June-23 Montreal (YUL) Air Canada AC1790 scheduled
06:02 PM June-23 New York (JFK) JetBlue Airways B6769 scheduled
06:10 PM June-23 Lima (LIM) LATAM Airlines LA2450 scheduled
06:15 PM June-23 Toronto (YYZ) Air Canada Rouge AC1796 scheduled
06:53 PM June-23 San Juan (SJU) JetBlue Airways B62931 scheduled
07:20 PM June-23 Madrid (MAD) Air Europa UX33 scheduled
07:28 PM June-23 Bogota (BOG) Wingo P57024 scheduled
07:40 PM June-23 Frankfurt (FRA) Condor DE2228 scheduled
07:45 AM June-24 Miami (MIA) SKYhigh Dominicana DO1918 scheduled
08:04 AM June-24 San Juan (SJU) JetBlue Airways B62631 scheduled
08:27 AM June-24 Fort Lauderdale (FLL) JetBlue Airways B61509 scheduled

About Punta Cana International Airport arrivals

The airport is in private use in Punta Cana. The owners are Grupo Punta Cana who established the airport in the 1980s. Due to the high demand, the airport continued to grow. The holiday destination is extremely popular. Many tourist will have Punta Cana flight arrivals to eventually go to the places Playa Macao and Cao Cana. Travel time to these places is 25-45 min by car/taxi (35/55 USD). There are two runways and some terminals. Millions of people pass through this airport every year to enjoy a vacation on the coast of the Dominican Republic.


History Punta Cana Airport

The first Punta Cana airport arrivals took place in 1971. However, this was not yet a paved runway. The owners of the current airport, Grupo PuntaCana, built the first hotel at that time. There was no terminal or real runway yet. At that time, the area was not yet easily accessible by land. More and more sleeping places were added and it became busier and busier. You could only get there by plane. Later in the 1970’s a road was built to it. As a result, many tourists also came to the area via Las America airport in Santo Domingo. There was also an option to fly on with a small plane.

It quickly became clear that an acceptable airport had to be built. In 1974 a plan was put on the table but it was rejected by the government. It took 7 years before planning and construction could begin in 1981. The architect wanted the terminal’s appearance with Native American structures with a paradise feeling. The small airstrip had to be closed for construction and a temporary airstrip or concrete was built. Due to its simplicity, the terminal was ready after a few months. The construction of the runway took longer.

The new airstrip was 5,000 ft and the terminal had an area of ​​3,200 sq ft. About 100 passengers could be processed every hour. In the meantime, a control tower was built. A month after the first Punta Cana airport arrivals, the first international landing became a fact. The flight came from San Juan, Puerto Rico. There were only 20 passengers on the plane. After the construction of the airport, more and more hotels were added. The demand for a holiday in Punta Cana increased and with it larger planes from distant destinations. The first expansion had to come after a few years. The runway was extended from 5 to 7.5 thousand feet. There were also some check-in counters and a small renovation. A new radar system was installed at the control tower. In the year 1987, the first PUJ arrivals came from the US. Miami had a direct flight to Punta Cana. Slowly more airlines started flying to Punta Cana and the runway was extended again, this time to 10,170 ft.

Now the time had come when even long-haul jets could fly and land to this destination. From Europe there were flights from the UK, Belgium and Germany. Frankfurt sent a Boeing 767 from Frankfurt to Punta Cana. The first Punta Cana airport arrivals from Canada were from Montreal in 1993. More and more routes were added and a problem arose. It had to be said no until another expansion came along. This started in 1999 and a year later the surface of the terminal doubled. A taxiway was established to prevent collisions. Infrastructure also improved in the area. More hotels and shops were added. A parking lot was also made. A second terminal was opened in 2004. Seven years later, a second runway was even added, which could also land large aircraft such as the Airbus A340 or the Boeing 747. In 2014 Terminal B (International) was opened. This had jet bridges to enter the plane from the terminal.

Punta Cana Terminals

The airport even has 5 terminals, although not all of them are the same size or use.

  • There is a VIP terminal
  • A terminal for private flights
  • A terminal for domestic flights
  • Two terminals for international flights which is most important for this airport.

PUJ arrivals (with baggage reclaim) are at the ground level of the main terminal and first level is for departure and ticketing.

Punta Cana Arrivals PUJ terminal map

Passenger statistics and runways

In recent years, the traffic at the airport has doubled to 7,106,258 passengers in 2019, making it the busiest airport in the Dominican Republic. There are Punta Cana Airport arrivals on 2 different runways, each 10,171 feet long.

Airlines and destinations

There are many flights to South America, North America (Canada and U.S.), Europe and Russia. Most PUJ airport arrivals, however, come from Canada, Toronto-Pearson airport to be precise. Last year 638,141 flew this route with Air Transat, Sungwin, WestJet and Air Canada. The top 3 is completed by:

Flying to Europe mainly happens to Frankfurt, Madrid, Lisbon and Paris with Air France. There are however a dozen more options in Europe.

Punta Cana arrivals from USA are usually from the following cities:

You can fly these routes with the carriers Delta Air Lines, Southwest, JetBlue and American Airlines. Other US destinations with quite some flights are the following:


Some hotels you could book in Punta Cana:

  • Puntacana Village
  • The Westin Puntacana
  • Tortuga Bay Hotel
  • Four Points by Sheraton