October 7, 2022

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Dominican Republic approved 48 new international air routes in 2021

The Dominican Republic’s worldwide air marketplace has verified its resilience all through 2021 by obtaining higher visitors figures for the duration of the final part of the yr than in the pre-pandemic period. In addition, the Civil Aviation Board (JAC) granted 48 new intercontinental routes to both Dominican and foreign firms.

New products and services have been inaugurated to Kazan (Russia) Kiev/Boryspil (Ukraine) Bucharest (Romania) or Katowice (Poland). Consequently, the European current market has been an vital actor in the Dominican Republic, since the major vacationer places in Asia-Pacific have remained closed for tourism.

Aeroflot’s inaugural flight in Punta Cana. Photo: Punta Cana Intercontinental Airport.

«By the finish of 2021, we have developed and applied the guiding concepts of a tangible policy of Open Skies, by way of the acceptance of routes and flight frequencies, the conclusion of new air services agreements and the ratification and amendments of those people now concluded, which implies greater connectivity of the Dominican Republic with the rest of the environment,» stated Marte Piantini, president of the JAC.

«We have also carried out the necessary actions to stimulate and promote the enhancement of countrywide civil aviation,» he included.

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At ICAN2021, the Dominican Republic encouraged the expansion of air connectivity by substantial contacts, meetings, and negotiations with the Czech Republic, Argentina, Cuba, Kuwait, Rwanda, Spain, Guatemala, and Brazil.

As of September, operations in the region exceeded pre-pandemic amounts by 8%.

As a end result of the actions beforehand outlined, it is approximated that the country shut 2021 with a full of 10.7 million travellers transported to and from the state, symbolizing a 73.8% restoration when compared to 2019 (last yr without pandemic), which translates into approximately US$9,926 million in immediate and oblique revenue for the region.

In accordance to the Central Bank, tourism accounts for 8.4% of the country’s financial system, even so, the Ministry of Tourism says the accurate impression of the sector is closer to 30%, when thinking about ancillary expert services.

The government has designed endeavours to retain tourism afloat by retaining the borders open up. They have focused on employing vaccines, specifically in the tourism and lodge sector. In addition, until finally April 2021, the nation delivered free of charge healthcare and travel insurance plan to travellers, defending visitors from more accommodation payments if they fell sick.

Routes enabled by JAC Dominicana

The companies that have applied for routes have been Eurowings Uncover with functions to and from Germany Whole lot Polish Airways with the unprecedented operation to Katowice Kiev/Boryspil by Azur Air Ukraine and Ukraine International Airways and to Romania by Gullivair. Russian airways played a significant part with Aeroflot, Pegas Fly, Azur Air, Nordwind Airlines, and Royal Flight.

Routes in South The usa have been authorized to Avianca, VIVA, and Wingo from Colombia and SKY Peru from Lima.

National airways are also searching for growth in the nation Air Century from its base in Santo Domingo/Las Higueras asked for nine destinations, which includes landing in Colombia, and the startup Crimson Air to the United States, Panama, Venezuela, Costa Rica, and Colombia.

Arajet will consolidate its situation as the Dominican Republic’s very first minimal-value carrier by 2022 and has endorsed flights to the United States, Cuba, Colombia, Costa Rica, Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mexico, Panama, Aruba, French Guyana, Guatemala, Republic of Peru, Haiti, Canada and Trinidad, and Tobago.