CONNECT New World international aviation event kicks off in SD

The event will serve as a unique opportunity to promote the Dominican Republic within the international aviation ecosystem.

Santo Domingo – With the presence of the Vice President of the Republic, Raquel Peña, Minister of Tourism David Collado, AERODOM CEO Mónika Infante Henríquez and more than 200 international guests, the CONNECT New World event was formally launched, an outstanding forum in which aviation decision makers are participating in a series of seminars with high-level speakers, one-on-one meetings and a program of outstanding evening events.

Thanks to the efforts of AEROODM and VINCI Airports together with the Ministry of Tourism, the Dominican Republic was selected to host this important international event in recognition of the extraordinary recovery of air traffic post pandemic and the outstanding performance of the tourism industry that our country exhibits globally.

With more than 15 years of existence, CONNECT is an outstanding event in Europe and other markets. Throughout its history, it has established itself as one of the main meeting points for airlines, airports and tourism authorities to discuss air transport strategy in the region.

CONNECT is being held in the city of Santo Domingo, on May 30, 31 and June 1 at the fifth floor event hall of the JW Marriott Hotel, with the participation of relevant CEOs and executives of airlines, airports and service companies in the air transportation industry.

“On behalf of AERODOM and our parent company VINCI Airports, I am delighted to welcome you to the CONNECT New World international event. Today, at this show, we are making history because it will be here where airlines, airports and tourism authorities will define and discuss the air transport strategy in the region, which we are confident will allow us to have new routes and frequencies to more destinations,” said Mónika Infante Henríquez, general director of AERODOM.

CONNECT is a route development event established by The Airport Agency. The forum offers its participants unlimited face-to-face meetings and a diverse conference program, as well as social events including evening functions, morning activities and excursions.

Tourism Minister David Collado said, “We are confident that Santo Domingo will be an excellent host and that we will continue to connect a new world. In the last two years we have had an exemplary performance in this industry and we are convinced that through shared experiences, the identification of solutions to global challenges and openness to new strategies, we will be able to take tourism development to new levels.”

The Ministry of Tourism, AERODOM and VINCI Airports are the main sponsors of CONNECT. Likewise, to welcome delegates, the event has 3 official operators offering discounted fares: Arajet, Air Europa, and Sky High Dominicana.

CONNECT New World also has the support of Air Europa, Altice, Aps International, Arajet, Aviam, Banco Popular Dominicano, Banreservas, BD Experience, Dufry, Globocambio, Grayline, Iberia Líneas Aéreas, Induban with its Café Santo Domingo brand, Inprotec, MGI, Samsic Handling Dominicana, Servicolt, Avis Rent a Car, Budget Rent a Car, Hertz Rent a Car, Nelly Rent a Car, Europcar, Sichala, Simlimites, Sky Cana, Sky Cateers, Sky High, Terpel, Universal Aviation.

Likewise, CONNECT has the presence, participation and support of all the country’s airports: Punta Cana International Airport, Cibao International Airport, La Romana International Airport, in addition to the state-owned airports operated by AERODOM.

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