DR to become an air hub: airlines are given free rein

The President of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader, gave the green light to representatives of national airlines for the country to become an air distribution center, that is to say, a hub, with which they hope to strengthen Dominican aviation and lower air fares. This would be in addition to Arajet’s request for open skies with the United States.

During the meeting held by the President with the airlines, issues related to the facilities that his Government will give to the Dominican airlines to make the Dominican Republic their center of operations were discussed.

Likewise, the airlines committed to lowering fares and promoting local tourism. In addition, they expressed the support they will have from the airport service providers to guarantee the airlines’ operations, as reported by El Dinero.

As reported by REPORTUR.mx, the CEO of the new Dominican airline Arajet, Victor Manuel Pacheco, recently requested an open skies agreement with the United States, as he considers that the Dominican Republic can become a hub, due to its geographical location as well as Panama, as long as it has a terminal with the necessary conditions to operate (Arajet requests open skies from the USA to create a hub like Panama).

“The Dominican Republic, Cuba and Venezuela are the only countries that do not have an open skies agreement with the United States. Open skies means economic flights, it means no monopoly, it means free competition and all this benefits the Dominican Republic”, said Pacheco at the time.

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