Icelandic tour operator FiTravel made its first flight from Reykjavik to Punta Cana airport, after more than a decade of suspended flights from Iceland, the Ministry of Tourism informed Sunday.
Flight FI1047 arrived at the airport terminal with 182 passengers, including Thórunn Reynisdóttir, CEO of FiTravel, an agency that is studying the possibility of several frequencies during the fall of 2022.
FiTravel is a leading group of companies in the Icelandic market, which operates under the brands: Urval Utsyn, Sumarferdir, Plus Ferdir in the outbound market and works with the inbound Welcome Incoming Services of Avoris Corporación Empresarial group, managed in the Dominican Republic by José Alarcón, who was present at the welcoming of the flight.
The tourists arrived in the Boeing 757-256 with a capacity of 187 seats of the Icelandair airline, which was welcomed to the rhythm of merengue by the folkloric ballet of the Ministry of Tourism directed by Oscar Batista.
Jarolin De la Cruz, director of the Office of Tourism Promotion (OPT) Scandinavia, expressed that the interest in travel to the Dominican Republic from the Nordic countries shows a potentially favorable growth.
“We hope that this initiative from a market that was absent for more than 10 years can represent a support to the objective of our Ministry of Tourism to continue the reactivation of Dominican tourism through the diversification of air routes, in order to further rebound the country’s economy,” said De la Cruz.
The welcome ceremony was also attended by Carmen Santos, executive director of receptive tour operators in Quisqueya, Carlos Espinal and Vilma Tapia, director of Punta Cana Airport and representative of the Tourism office at the airport terminal, respectively.