Brazilian airline GOL resumes its flights to Punta Cana, starting next Saturday, November 13, with 3 weekly frequencies: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, enriching the current offer from Brazil to the Dominican Republic.
Flight G3 7730 departing from Guarulhos International Airport, with services to São Paulo, is scheduled to arrive at Punta Cana International Airport, at 8:05 p.m., in a Boeing 737 – 800 Max with a capacity of 189 seats.
“The reopening of the route also allows the possibility of exploring concerns, establishing alliances and achieving new negotiations between our Ministry of Tourism (Mitur) and the airline,” said René Contreras, director of the Tourism Promotion Office (OPT) in Brazil.
He expressed that “we are very satisfied and happy to be able to count on the enthusiasm and support of GOL in the reestablishment of its route and the contribution of these new seats to our destination”.
He emphasized that an inter-institutional work is being developed from Brazil, from the OPT based in São Paulo, with the support of Patricia Villegas de Jorge, ambassador of the Dominican Republic in Brazil, as well as Jhon Hazim and Kalil Michel, general consuls in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, respectively.
The director of the OPT indicated that these actions are carried out with the best interest of making viable the success of the processes, strengthening the priority of President Luis Abinader to enhance the tourism promotion of Quisqueya; as well as to enhance and support the management led by the Minister of Tourism, David Collado.
“Brazil is a market with great potential for growth in the flow of tourism to the Dominican Republic, an issuer always active with the sale of the Caribbean product, which before the pandemic, came to occupy the 1st and 2nd place (after Argentina) in the issuance of passengers from Latin America to the Dominican Republic,” he added.
He also said that GOL airline plans for São Paulo to function as the exclusive hub for the Punta Cana route, with a designated area in the Guarulhos airport for such purposes.
“Such strategy will prove favorable for the connectivity of this route with GOL flights from Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile, which are already planned to coincide with the connection to Punta Cana, offering a unique opportunity to officially promote the route for all these markets, enhancing joint actions for the strengthening of frequencies fed from all these markets,” he added.
He said that Gol is also resuming its international flights in stages, starting in November with Montevideo and Cancun; and scheduled for January 2022, Santiago de Chile and Asuncion.