Dominican-owned airline Red Air will expand its services with the operation of new routes from Santo Domingo to Tampa (USA), as well as to the Colombian cities of Cartagena and Medellin, and San Jose, capital of Costa Rica.
The Civil Aviation Board (JAC) informed on Tuesday that the company will use four Boeing MD-10 aircraft with a capacity of 12 seats in business class and 137 in economy class on each of the routes.
The Santo Domingo-Tampa and Santo Domingo-San José routes will operate three flights a week and the Santo Domingo-Medellín and Santo Domingo-Cartagena routes will operate twice a week, said JAC president José Marte Piantini.
The agency also approved the requests made by the Spanish company Iberia for the promotion of the Barcelona-Punta Cana route.
Iberia will promote this route under the Level brand marketing scheme, and will do so through a codeshare agreement with airline operator Vueling Airlines, during the winter season, from 31 October 2021 to 26 March next year.
Marte Piantini emphasized that the resumption of operations on this route, together with the marketing dynamics that Iberia will implement through the use of the Level brand, are the best “thermometer” to measure the “accelerated recovery” that the civil and commercial aviation of the Dominican Republic continues to show.