Héctor Porcella: Aeronautics grows at the pace of tourism

Porcella referred to the IDAC’s commitment to tourism while participating in the inaugural ceremony of the Dominican Republic Hotel and Tourism Association’s Commercial Exposition at the Blue Mall Punta Cana facilities.

The acting director general of the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC), Hector Porcella, declared that the country’s aeronautical sector is firmly aligned with the tourism development strategy outlined by the tourism cabinet headed by President Luis Abinader and Minister David Collado.

The young official made the remarks at the inaugural ceremony of the Commercial Exposition of the Dominican Association of Hotels and Tourism (ASONAHORES 2022), where the IDAC put into service a flight simulator in the presence of Minister Collado, ASONAHORES president Rafael Blanco Tejera; the secretary general of the World Tourism Organization, Zurab Pololikashvili and the new consul general of the United States, Greg Segas, who made a virtual flight in the device provided by the Higher Academy of Aeronautical Sciences (ASCA).

Porcella affirmed that as of September 2022, the flow of air passengers to the Dominican Republic had set historic records, on the way to the country reaching the 7 million tourist mark for the first time in a single year.

“IDAC flight simulator is great attraction at Asonahores fair”.Aviacion Civil

He recalled that the Dominican Republic was one of the first countries in the world to recover the level of air traffic prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, thanks to the strategy of attracting new markets carried out by Minister Collado and the approval of new national and international airlines and the opening of new routes with different destinations and countries.

Porcella referred to the IDAC’s commitment to tourism while participating in the inaugural ceremony of the Commercial Exposition of the Dominican Republic Hotel and Tourism Association at the Blue Mall Punta Cana.

After the ceremony, Porcella put into service a flight simulator similar to the one used at the Academy of Aeronautical Sciences (ASCA), where hundreds of young people are being trained in aeronautical technical and administrative careers required by the exponential growth of the aviation industry in the country.

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