Starting April 1st, 2013
The airline Air Europa, of the group Globalia, and the government agreed to double the connections to Dominican Republic’s airports starting April 1, when Iberia will stop flying to the Caribbean country, EFE reports from Madrid.
The agreement comes after a phone conversation between president Danilo Medina and Globalia president Juan Jose Hidalgo, who guaranteed the carrier’s links with Madrid and the flow of Spanish tourists to the country.
On 7 December Iberia announced it will no longer operate the route Madrid-Santo Domingo, as well as Havana starting April 1, as part of the company’s plan, which includes, among other measures, halting unprofitable routes.
Hidalgo said Globalia is committed to adding flights, which would be uploaded into the reservation system as soon as tomorrow, for which Air Europe’s one daily flight to the Dominican Republic, will jump to 14 times a week to Santo Domingo as of April, from Madrid’s Barajas, at noon and at night daily. Punta Cana will be connected to Madrid by seven weekly flights and special flights to Puerto Plata during the high season.
“Those of us who are committed to develop Dominican Republic’s tourism must do our part so that things go best way possible”, Hidalgo said.
So when Medina has asked Air Europe go to ensure connectivity of the island, “we have not hesitated for a minute, to the point that at this very moment are charging and new flights in the system to tomorrow they will be available to all sales channels”, he said.
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