CAB reports record 121 new routes in five months

The Dominican Republic reached the record figure of establishing 121 new routes to different destinations in the world in the first five months of the year 2024, informed José Marte Piantini, president of the Civil Aviation Board (JAC), during the tenth first meeting of the body’s plenary session.

He also reported that during the same period a total of 60,043 air operations were approved, of which 3,034 corresponded to flights under special permits and 3,119 operations under non-scheduled or charter flights, operations have resulted in estimated direct and indirect income for the country of 7,646 million dollars.

He pointed out that during the new government of President Luis Abinader, which begins on August 16, the increase of air operations will be a decisive factor to optimize the connectivity of the Dominican territory.

“The entry of new air routes in the commercial offer of the sector during the first five months of the year has expanded and strengthened the connectivity of the country with States and territories of the Caribbean, South America and Europe,” he said.

To continue with the growth trend, regarding passenger air transport figures, the members of the Civil Aviation Board learned about the application for renewal of World2Fly’s operating permit and the application for a special permit from the operator Neos, to fly on the routes: Verona /Rome/La Romana; Verona/La Romana/Montego Bay; Rome/La Romana and Malpensa /Punta Cana /Cartagena, with a frequency of one flight.

According to data provided by the Statistics Division of the Air Transport Department of the JAC, from January 2023 to May 2024, Neos, mobilized 143,939 passengers in 554 air operations carried out on routes authorized in its operating permit.

While World2Fly between January 2021 and May 2024, mobilized 466,387 passengers in 1,246 air operations. He recalled that domestic and foreign airlines operating to and from the country feel confident about the future of the sector and this translates into a step to improve the efficiency of air transport in the DR from the Civil Aviation Board.

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