Air Europa has launched, for the first time, the Madrid-Samaná link, an operation that consolidates confidence in the Dominican Republic destination, in its constant recovery and growth of tourist arrivals from Spain.
The incorporation of the new flight, which will have a weekly frequency, operating on Saturdays, by the tour operator Soltour, in coordination with the Tourism Promotion Office (OPT) in Spain-Portugal, reaffirms the sustainable recovery of Dominican tourism in recent months.
Flight UX-335, operated in a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, arrived at the Juan Bosch-El Catey International Airport in Samaná, with 270 Spanish passengers, and was welcomed by the authorities of Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI (Aerodom) and protocol personnel of the Ministry of Tourism.
Mercedes Moreno, sales manager of the Bahía Príncipe chain, which works with the tour operator Soltour, said that “this flight reinforces not only hotel occupancy, but also the entire tourism value chain in the province of Samaná”.
He indicated that for the past month, pre-sales have been made with Air Europa for the entire summer and winter, guaranteeing the arrival of more tourists to Samaná. “This connectivity is very important because it guarantees more employment and improvement in the economy of the area”, he affirmed.
Moreno, expressed that at present the hotel has a total occupancy, which is equivalent to 70% of the rooms that the complex has, always complying with the protocols and strict safety and health management.
The tourists, who arrived on Quisqueyano soil after 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2021, upon entering the country, showed their happiness when the Mitur folkloric ballet awaited them to the rhythm of merengue. It should be noted that a large number of the passengers are families who decided to choose the Dominican Republic to enjoy their summer vacations with their children.
It is recalled that in May of this year, more than 250 leaders of travel agencies and Spanish media made the first Mega Fam Trip “Dominican Republic Safe Destination”, to learn first hand and promote Samaná as a tourist destination with great attractions, achieving this first flight with tourists who decided to vacation in this Caribbean country.