MDSD / Las Americas / Santo Domingo

By July 14, 2011AIRPORTS, INTERNATIONAL

MDSD Aerial View From North, Photo by JCPorcella

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Las Americas International Airport – JFPG (AILA)

is located in Punta Caucedo, approximately 20 to 40  minutes from the city of Santo Domingo. It is the main air terminal in the Dominican Republic and ranks among the first in the regular flow of passengers in the country.

It has 73.282 meters of construction distributed in three levels and a basement, a track length of 3.354 meters x 75 meters wide and 10 boarding bridges that provide 140 daily movements of aircraft from different countries of Europe, North, South, Central and the Caribbean islands.

Account also has cargo area, warehouse, fire station, hangars, parking for 1.285 cars, rent cars area, counters and offices for airlines, Hall of Ambassadors and VIP lounges, offices and agencies.

Location & QuickFacts

Airport ICAO Code: MDSD
Airport IATA Code: SDQ
Airport Type: A – Civil
Longitude/Latitude: W 069° 40′ 08.13″/N 18° 25′ 46.79″
-69.668925/18.429664
Elevation: 58 ft / 17.68 m
Location: Punta Caucedo (near Santo Domingo), Dominican Republic
Magnetic Variation: W 10°47.7′ (2008-04)
Time Zone: UTC-4

Airport Communications

Type Name Freq 1 Freq 2 Freq 3 Freq 4 Freq 5
Approach Control APP 119.3 M
Automatic Terminal Information Service ATIS 127.65 M
Flight Communications Center SANTO DOMINGO INFO 126.9 M
Flight Service Station FSS 122.0 M
Ground Control GND 121.9 M
Tower TWR 118.1 M

Runway Information

Runway 17/35

Dimension: 11000 x 200 ft / 3352.8 x 61.0 m
Surface: Asphalt, asphaltic concrete, tar macadam, or bitumen bound macadam.

Runway 17

Runway 35

Longitude: -69.674178 / W 069° 40′ 27.04″ -69.663672 / W 069° 39′ 49.22″
Latitude: 18.443961 / N 18° 26′ 38.26″ 18.415364 / N 18° 24′ 55.31″
End Elevation: 40.0 ft 59.0 ft
Alignment: 172.0 352.0
Slope: 0.2 -0.2
Touchdown Zone Elev.: 39.0 58.0
Lighting System 1: High Intensity Runway Lights High Intensity Runway Lights
Lighting System 2: Runway End Identifier Lights Runway End Identifier Lights
Lighting System 3: SSALR PAPI – Precision Approach Path Indicator
Lighting System 4: PAPI – Precision Approach Path Indicator

Remarks

  • Fuel – A1 (Chevron USA Inc, Texaco Caribbean Inc, C809-549-0059), (NC-100LL)