Put Punta Cana in the “ decidedly discovered” category when it comes to Caribbean destinations. So popular is the Dominican Republic tourist enclave that Punta Cana International Airport is opening a new runway, one that will enable carriers to offer more flights to far-flung international destinations.
Right now, Punta Cana (PUJ is its airport code) boasts nonstop service to a half-dozen U.S. cities. Delta and AirTran both offer Atlanta flights to Punta Cana. US Airways fields Charlotte flights to Punta Cana. Farther down the Eastern Seaboard, discount airline Spirit offers Ft. Lauderdale flights to Punta Cana. A trio of carriers loft Miami flights to Punta Cana: American Airlines, LanArgentina, and Lan Airlines. The Northeast is well connected with the Caribbean playground too. Discount airline JetBlue, Continental, American and Delta all operate New York flights to Punta Cana. Finally, US Airways provides nonstop Philadelphia flights to Punta Cana.
To help you navigate through the airport, track flights, get customs details and such Punta Cana International just put up a new Web site. Punch up www.puntacanainteernationalairport.com.
Punta Cana itself is the site of the world-class, eco-chic PUNTACANA Resort & Club. The resort boasts hotels, golf courses, restaurants, lounges, yachting facilities, and an even an ecological reserve.
Located on the far eastern tip of the island of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana’s star is ascendant among the resort areas of the Caribbean Basin. The airport’s new runway reflects the fact.
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Story by Jerry Chandler
(Image: Ted Murphy)