La Isabela airport (JBQ)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


 Passenger Guide

La Isabela International Airport, also known as Higüero Airport or Dr. Joaquí­n Balaguer Airport and opened on February 23, 2006, is a secondary air terminal in the city of Santo Domingo. It operates with domestic flights and international destinations in the Caribbean and the United States.

Official Website:
Number of Terminals - 1 -
Annual passenger traffic: 51,000 passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +809 826 4019 ext. 112.


The airport is located in the city of Higüero, 10 km (6 miles) northwest from Santo Domingo.

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What services does La Isabela airport (JBQ) facilities include

Food and Drinks- There are fast-food outlets inside the main building.
Baggage- Lost or damaged luggage should be accounted for at the offices of the corresponding airline.
Other Services- First aid room.


Accommodation near La Isabela airport (JBQ)

The closest hotels are found in the city centre, among them:

Jardines del Arroyo (4.9 km/3 miles)
Paseo de Sevilla (5.4 km/3.4 miles)
Residencial Cappuccino (5.5 km/3.4 miles)
Ciudad Modelo (6.4 km/4 miles)
Residencial Paradise V (7.6 km/4.7 miles)


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Public and private transportation

Taxi - The official operator at the enclosure is Taxi Sichala (Tel +809 549 0327). The trip to the city centre takes approximately 30 minutes.


Car rental agencies

You can request car rental services from Sixt (Tel +809 541 7498) inside the terminal, Mondays through Fridays between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm, weekends from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.


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Parking services at La Isabela airport (JBQ)

Opposite the terminal building, there is a parking area with spaces for short and long stays.

Facilities for passengers with special needs

Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs are advised to arrange the proper services with their airline before their arrival.

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Latest updates: December 07, 2019