More than 200 international guests have confirmed their participation in the CONNECT New World event, to be held in Santo Domingo next week.

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

AERODOM -a subsidiary of VINCI Airports- announced that more than 200 international guests have confirmed their participation in the CONNECT New World event, an outstanding forum where aviation decision-makers will participate 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 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 will be held for the first time in the Americas, in the city of Santo Domingo, on May 30, 31 and June 1 at the fifth floor event room of the JW Marriott Hotel. Relevant CEOs and executives of airlines, airports and service companies in the air transportation industry have already confirmed their participation.

“We will have the privilege of having the presence of top executives from COPA Airlines, LATAM Airlines, Spirit, Westjet, Turkish Airlines, Sunrise Airways, Arajet, Sky High, Sky Cana, Viva Aerobus, ETF Airways, Fly One Sky, Blue Sky Airlines, Eurowings Discover… just to mention some of the airlines already confirmed. We will also be joined by executives from the main airports of Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica, Canada, the United States, as well as several Caribbean islands. In addition, we will have the outstanding presence of all the country’s airports and important service companies,” 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.

“We are confident that CONNECT will enable the country to establish new routes, as well as strengthen existing ones, which will support passenger traffic growth. From AERODOM, we are working to increase the boarding gates at the AILA-JFPG, with the vision of transforming our airport into a new regional hub that will provide new opportunities for the launch of more routes to multiple destinations,” added Mónika Infante.

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 will count with 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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AERODOM is a Dominican company that holds the concession to operate six state-owned airports in the country, which expires in 2030. It has under its responsibility the International Airports of the Americas, José Francisco Peña Gómez, in Santo Domingo; President Dr. Joaquín Balaguer, in Santo Domingo Norte; Gregorio Luperón, in Puerto Plata; María Montez, in Barahona and President Juan Bosch in the province of Samaná; in addition, the Arroyo Barril Aerodrome, also located in Samaná. Since 2016, the company has been part of the French international airport group VINCI Airports. | @AerodomRD

About VINCI Airports

VINCI Airports, the world’s leading private airport operator, manages more than 65 airports in 12 countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Thanks to its expertise as a global integrator, VINCI Airports develops, finances, builds and manages airports by bringing its investment capacity and know-how in terms of optimizing operational performance, modernizing infrastructure and deploying its environmental transition. In 2016, VINCI Airports was the first airport operator to commit to implementing an international environmental strategy, to achieve the goal of zero net emissions across its network by 2050. For more information: | @VINCIAirports


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