Dominican tourism is recovering at an accelerated pace, attracting new markets, such as the French who are beginning to discover Punta Cana. In the midst of the pandemic, last December 11, Corsair, the French airline once owned by Tui, began flying to the island’s eastern airport. Until then, its Caribbean destinations were French-speaking.
Things went so well, that now Corsair is announcing a third weekly frequency from Paris, obviously because the public is responding as no one expected. Corsair flights depart and return to Orly, southwest of Paris, according to Preferente.com.
As of February 3, Corsair will expand its presence in the Dominican Republic. “The reinforcement of our presence will allow us to respond to the demand of both individual customers and tour operators who market this destination,” said Julien Houdebine, the airline’s commercial director.
France used not to visit these Spanish-speaking destinations, preferring Martinique and Guadeloupe, which are French overseas territories. The British, on the other hand, who do travel to Spanish-speaking countries, tend to have a preference for islands such as the Bahamas, Jamaica or Antigua, all of which are English-speaking. Germans, on the other hand, usually travel to Spanish-speaking destinations without any problems.