Dominican Republic

Country Profile

Dominican Republic
(República Dominicana)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
3 March 1865
Capital City:
Santo Domingo
Total Area Ranking:
131 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
88 of 242 in the World

The Country


The Dominican Republic in the West Indies occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with Haiti. It is located between 72° to 68° western geographic longitude and 17° to 20° northern geographic latitude and has an area of 48,730 square kilometres (18,815 square miles). Duarte Peak, at 10,417 ft (3,175 m), is the highest point in the West Indies. The latitude and longitude of the capital, Santo Domingo, are about 69°56′ W and 18°30′ N.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in the Dominican Republic History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Dominican Republic
World Travel Guide – Caribbean – Dominican Republic
wikipedia: Dominican Republic
wikipedia: History of Dominican Republic
Library of Congress / Area Handbook Series / Dominican Republic
HispanoLink: Dominican Republic


Text to be added on the development of aviation in the Dominican Reoublic.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

The registration prefix ‘HI-‘ is used from 1929; eg:HI-1-AA to HI-999-ZZ

All-time Dominican Republic – civil aircraft register (HI-nnn).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Dominicana)
Naval Aviation Corps (Cuerpo de Aviación Naval)
Army Aviation (Ejército Nacional)

Rebel Aviation (Fuerza Aerea del Ejercito de la Revolucion Americana – FAERA)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation – VIP transport is provided by the Air Force
Coast Guard Aviation – Coast Guard duties are performed by the Navy

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation (Aero Ambulancia)
Police (Dominican National Police Force Air Unit)

Commercial Aviation

Aeromar Airlines
Air Santo Domingo
Caribe S.A.
Aero de Dominicana

wikipedia: Airlines of the Dominican Republic
The World’s Airlines: Dominican Republic

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Barahona: Habanero AP (IATA code: BRX)
Cabo Rojo (IATA code: CBJ)
Constanza (IATA code: COZ)
El Portillo (IATA code: EPS)
Santo Don Herrera (IATA code: HEX)
La Romana (IATA code: LRM)
Puerto Plata: La Union IAP (IATA code: POP)
Punta Cana (IATA code: PUJ)
Santo Domingo: Aeroporto de las Americasa IAP (IATA code: SDQ)
San Juan de la Mar (IATA code: SJM)
Sabana de la Mar (IATA code: SNX)
Santiago de los Caballeros: Cibao AP (IATA code: STI)
Santo Domingo: San Isidro AP (IATA code: ZXD)

Airports in the Dominican Republic

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing

On Show

Aviation Museums

Museo de la Secretaria de las Fuerzas Armas, Santo Domingo

Airshow Dates:
Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None at present

Aviation Bibliography

Central American and Caribbean Air Forces (Daniel Hagedorn)

Texan and Harvards in Latin America (Dan Hagedorn)

Latin American Fighters (Iñigo Guevara y Moyano)

Armed Forces of Latin America (Adrian English)

Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)

Military Balance (IISS)

Air Power Journal 32, p.146-148

Web Links

Fuerza Aérea Dominicana

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