The largest Russian airline, Aeroflot, requested the Dominican Republic to operate three flights a week between Moscow and the tourist enclave of Punta Cana (east), informed the Civil Aviation Board (JAC) on Wednesday.
The flights would be operated on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays in Airbus A359 aircraft with a seating capacity of 316.
The board issued a statement in which it assured that Aeroflot has shown a “growing interest” in flying to the country, following the resumption of flights between the two countries, affected by the pandemic.
“These data indicate that the Dominican Republic is the number one destination chosen by Russians for vacationing in the Caribbean,” the information added.
The Russian market became the third most important market for the Dominican Republic and the first in Europe in the three years prior to the coronavirus crisis.
The Civil Aviation Board also highlighted that the German airline Condor will expand its operations in the country, starting in October, with the Düsseldorf-Punta Cana route.
This airline will start operations with Boeing 737-300 aircraft with an approximate capacity of 259 seats and will have a flight frequency of once a week, and projects an offer of around 26,936 seats in the first year.
Likewise, U.S.-based Spirit will include the Miami-Santo Domingo route in its operations, with a daily flight in Airbus A320 aircraft, with a capacity of 145 to 228 seats, offering this market an average of 136,145 seats for the first year.