Cibao Intl

Cibao International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional del Cibao) (IATA: STI, ICAO: MDST) also known as Santiago Airport, is located in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic's second largest city. It's the country's third busiest airport by passenger traffic and aircraft movements, after Punta Cana International Airport and Las Américas International Airport. This modern terminal has some of the most advanced airport facilities in the country. The air terminal mainly serves Dominicans residing in the United States, Cuba, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Puerto Rico and Panama, as well as Haitians residing in the Cibao Region. Recently many tourists and missionary workers are using Cibao Int'l as a gateway to the Dominican Republic. The Airport is currently used by Aerolineas Mas as its Focus City, with regular domestic flights to Punta Cana International Airport, and International Operations to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, making it the most important national carrier. They also had services to Santo Domingo-La Isabela. JetBlue Airways is the primary international operator, with up to seven daily flights to New York-JFK, Newark, Boston and San Juan. InterCaribbean Airways, flag carrier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, designates Santiago as their major international focus city, operating more than ten flights a week, in high season, to Providenciales and Grand Turk.

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Santiago

Santiago de los Caballeros or simply Santiago (English: Saint James of the Knights) is the second-largest city in the Dominican Republic, and the fourth-largest city in the Caribbean. It is the capital of the Santiago Province and the major metropolis in the north-central region of the country. Its urban population reaches 550,753 inhabitants, and if rural areas are included its population rises to 691,262. Santiago is located approximately 155 km (96 mi) northwest of Santo Domingo with an average altitude of 178 meters (584 ft). Founded in 1495 during the first wave of European settlement in the New World, the city is the "first Santiago of the Americas". Today the city is one of the Dominican Republic's cultural, political, industrial, and financial centers. Due to its location in the fertile Cibao Valley it has a robust agricultural sector and is a leading exporter of rum, textiles, and cigars. Santiago is known as "La Ciudad Corazón" (the "Heartland City").

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