JAC expects mobility 1.6 million passengers

During the Christmas season, many families spend time traveling, visiting different destinations and reuniting with their loved ones, which helps to contribute foreign exchange to the economy, with the DR being one of the most visited places.

According to the projection of the Air Transport Statistics Section of the Civil Aviation Board (JAC), by the end of December 2023, 1.64 million passengers would travel on international flights in arrivals and departures.

“For this year, it is estimated that a total of 897,226 passengers will arrive in Dominican territory, while 742,967 will depart to another destination, for a total of 1,640,193 passengers transported,” detailed Marte Piantini, president of the JAC.

He said that the expectation is that the year 2023 will close with a record number of passengers, with around 17.64 million, a figure that would represent a growth of 13% over 2022 and almost two million additional passengers, which translates into estimated direct and indirect income for the country of US$16,078 million.
While by December 2023, US$1,510 million is projected to come in.

“Compared to December 2022 air commercial activity, by the close of December 2023, the total number of passengers traveling on international flights could increase by 13% as projected,” he emphasized.

On the other hand, Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI (Aerodom) informed EL DÍA that they have transferred more than 235,000 passengers in just two weeks of this month, of these nearly 200,000 have been through the Las Americas International Airport (AILA).

He also highlighted that more than 3,000 flights have been carried out, receiving between 175 and 200 flights per day. He pointed out that in December 2022, 583,400 passengers arrived, however for this year the arrival of 640,000 passengers is projected. He pointed out that these figures are equivalent to the number of airports managed by Aerodom.

Statistics

In November 2023, 5,407 commercial flights were operated by 120 airlines and more than 280 connections were made, with Punta Cana and Las Americas being the main ports of entry for passengers.

Source: Mitur.com

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