La Isabela airport (JBQ)

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La Isabela airport (JBQ)

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 basically operates with regional flights within the Caribbean.

Official Website:
Number of Terminals - 1 -
Annual passenger traffic: 49,000 passengers went through it in 2012.
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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Car rental companies

You can request car rental services from Sixt (Tel +809 541 7498) inside the terminal, Mondays through Fridays between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, weekends from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.


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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: Posada Dilia del Alba (Tel +809 430 0025), Micro Hotel Condo Suites (Tel +809 368 1100), Hotel 8 (Tel +809 732 3688), Hotel Aladino (Tel +809 567 0144), Central Park Tower (Tel +829 345 6325), Radisson Hotel Santo Domingo (Tel +809 541 6226), Holiday Inn Santo Domingo (Tel +809 621 0000), Apartahotel Drake (Tel +809 567 4427), JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo (Tel +809 807 1717), Embassy Suites by Hilton Santo Domingo (Tel +809 685 0001).


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Public and private transportation

Taxi - The official operator at the enclosure is Taxi Sichala (Tel +829 280 6819). The trip to the city centre takes approximately 30 minutes.


Parking services at La Isabela airport (JBQ)

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


Services for passengers with special needs

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