Air transport agreement will allow new tourists to arrive in Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic will be able to receive passengers from non-traditional issuing countries such as Israel, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Turkey under an agreement that allows code-share flight operations between Iberia and Air Europa airlines and others that do not operate flights to the country.

The Civil Aviation Board (JAC) informed Thursday in a press release that it approved the new operations that will attract passengers to Dominican soil from the aforementioned origins under these agreements established between the two Spanish airlines with the companies El Al Israel Airlines Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways and Turkish Airlines.

Code-share agreements are alliances entered into by two airlines to jointly operate routes and sell seats on a flight operated by a single airline.

This agreement will allow passengers coming from Tel Aviv through El Al Israel Airlines to use Iberia’s services on the Madrid-Santo Domingo route until October 29.

Likewise, the CAB approved operations between Iberia and Qatar Airways for summer flights from Madrid, which would transport passengers to the country from the United Arab Emirates, after their stopover in Spain.

The agency approved similar operations between Air Europa and Emirates Etihad Airways for the Madrid-Santo Domingo route, also until October 29.

In the same order, Turkish Airlines and Air Europa will operate the Madrid-Santo Domingo route, which will allow passengers from Istanbul, Turkey, to land in the Dominican capital until the same date.

With these new operations, the Dominican Republic allows several airlines to be present on routes where traffic volumes do not justify individual operations, said the JAC in the statement.

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