ForwardKeys reports Puerto Rico Airport as the busiest in the Caribbean

Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport is the busiest airport in the Caribbean, according to new data from analytics firm ForwardKeys.

The airport, which has seen skyrocketing growth in passenger traffic so far in 2023, is the 80th busiest airport in the world, up from 110th in 2019.

Second busiest? Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, which has seen 32 percent growth since 2019, followed by another Dominican airport, Las Américas in Santo Domingo, which has seen 58 percent growth in outbound traffic since before the pandemic.

In third place is Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport, reporting what ForwardKeys called “remarkable progress.”

“Improved air connectivity is a game-changer for Caribbean economies, opening up unparalleled opportunities for the growth of travel retail and hospitality businesses. By attracting an increase in tourists, it catalyzes economic expansion, drives retail demand and fosters a thriving business ecosystem.

This increase in connectivity not only increases income flows, but also drives infrastructure development and creates jobs, making it a fundamental driver of economic prosperity for businesses in the Caribbean region,” says Juan A. Gómez García, Head of Market Intelligence at Advance keys .

Completing the top 10 are José Martí in Havana; Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau, Bahamas; Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport; Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados; Pointe a Pitre Le Raizet Airport in Guadeloupe; and a third Dominican airport, Cibao International Airport.

You can find the full list of airports below, including their performance in outbound traffic compared to 2019.

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