Dominican Republic and Brazil update their air transport agreement protocol

The Dominican Republic and Brazil signed an Air Transport Services Protocol with the aim of modernizing the agreement signed between the two parties in 2018 and strengthening the bilateral relationship in commercial aviation, the Civil Aviation Board (JAC) reported Friday.

The president of the entity, José Ernesto Marte Piantini, and Brazil’s ambassador to the country, Renan Leite Paes Barreto, signed the update of the bilateral relationship, which will benefit travelers and carriers from both states by allowing greater market access for airlines to fly between the two territories and beyond.

The signing of the protocol will expand air operations, streamlining services for users and creating more options when flying to and from either territory.

“Of the South American market, Brazil has historically been the fifth most active market, and today the Dominican government is focused on it,” stated the president of the Dominican commercial aviation regulatory body.

The instrument will deepen air cooperation between the two countries by facilitating connectivity and passenger flow, establishing traffic rights in exclusive cargo operations, with no limits on frequency, capacity, routes, types of aircraft and cargo destination, with the aim of strengthening economic growth.

Passenger flow between the two territories grew in 2022 over the previous year. “It is amazing the reciprocity experienced by the two countries,” the Brazilian ambassador maintained.

From January 2017 to February 2023, passenger flow between Brazil and the Dominican Republic was 279,852 travelers, mainly the cities of Sao Paulo, Brasilia and Manaus.

The Sao Paulo/ Punta Cana route is the most active and the most used flight modality to connect the territories is regular, with 3,542 operations carried out in the indicated period.

During the first two months of 2023, Brazil computed 10,000 passengers transported on arrival and departure flights, a number that represents a 34% growth compared to the same two months of the previous year.

Between 2010 and 2018, the Dominican Republic attracted US$22,358.7 million in direct Brazilian investment, and civil aviation is among the sectors with the greatest capacity to attract capital to the market.


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