The new route joins the 46 daily flights operated by AIFA.
The Secretary of Tourism of the Government of Mexico, Miguel Torruco Marqués, and the Ambassador of the Dominican Republic in Mexico, María Isabel Castillo Báez, welcomed the first flight from Santo Domingo at the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA), operated by the Dominican airline Arajet.
Accompanied by the general director of AIFA, General Isidoro Pastor Román, as well as authorities from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Tourism of Mexico City and the Dominican Republic, the head of the Ministry of Tourism (SECTUR) emphasized that this new route strengthens Mexico’s air connectivity with foreign countries and contributes to the recovery of the tourism sector in both countries.
We are punctually attending to the instruction I received from the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, to strengthen connectivity and boost international flights to and from AIFA,” he assured.
“Through connectivity we boost tourism activity, facilitating the movement of tourists to Mexico and within the country, allowing our vast biocultural wealth to be enjoyed and admired by a greater number of national and international visitors,” he said.
Santo Domingo-AIFA route opens
The Secretary of Tourism highlighted the importance of the Santo Domingo-AIFA route, which will have three frequencies a week, 19,610 seats available, as he sees it as “one more option for our brothers and sisters from the Dominican Republic to visit us”.
They explain that in this way they can enjoy a good diversity of attractions that the metropolitan area has, and mentioned as an example the Mammoth Museum, the Military Aviation Museum and the Olivo Presidential Train, in the AIFA facilities, or the designated World Heritage Sites: Xochimilco, in Mexico City; the Archaeological Zone of Teotihuacan, in the State of Mexico; and the Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque, in Hidalgo, to mention a few.
There are already 46 daily flights at AIFA
The Secretary of Tourism indicated that this new route is part of the 46 daily flights that take place at AIFA, an emblematic work of the current administration, which represented an investment of 88,107 million pesos, and that at its maximum capacity it will be able to serve 85 million passengers a year and operate around 3 million tons of cargo annually.
He pointed out that this, added to the maximum capacity of the international airports of Toluca and Mexico City, will allow the new Metropolitan Airport System (SAM) to receive around 140 million passengers and 4 million tons of cargo.