Dominican Republic this month expands its air connectivity with new flights with the United States, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago and France, reported Wednesday the Civil Aviation Board (J.A.C.).
As announced by the president of the JAC, José Ernesto Marte Piantini, in a plenary session of the organization, connectivity will increase from the middle of the month, specifically after the request from the low-cost airline Arajet to operate 54 flights in the Santo Domingo / Santiago / Medellín / Santiago / Santo Domingo route, from July 17 to January 18, with a frequency of two flights a week, Mondays and Thursdays.
Besides, Sky High Aviation has requested 317 flights under the special permit modality from August 13 to February 13 on the routes Santiago/Providence/Santiago, Santiago/Miami/Santiago, Santiago/Panama City/Santiago and Santo Domingo/Trinidad and Tobago /Santo Domingo.
Likewise, the interest of foreign airlines in the Dominican Republic continues and, in its session, the plenary session of the JAC heard the requests for special permits from Turpial, Laser and Air Caribbean.
Specific, Turpial Airlines requested to carry out 51 flights on the Valencia (Venezuela)/Punta Cana/Valencia route, from July 16 to January, with a frequency of one flight every Thursday and Sunday.
For its part, Laser requested special permission to carry out 154 round-trip flights on the Caracas/La Romana/Caracas route, from July 16 to September 30, with a frequency of two daily flights.
The plenary session also heard the request for a special permit from Air Caraibes to operate 8 flights on the Paris/Port-au-Prince/Punta Cana/Paris route, from July 18 to September 5, with a weekly frequency, on Tuesdays.
“The special flights that have been approved by the Civil Aviation Board allow airlines to explore routes and show the levels of attraction of our country as a destination in the Caribbean,” said Marte Piantini, who indicated that commercial aviation continues to experience growth extraordinary this year in the Dominican Republic.
He added that only during 2022 flights under the special permit modality experienced an increase of 74% compared to the same period of the previous year, to reach a total of 3,730 operations under this modality.