Digitalization and modernization of air transport in the DR to be accelerated

The National Facilitation Committee (CNF), a body attached to the Civil Aviation Board (JAC), met with its members, advisors and industry representatives to accelerate the progress of digitization and modernization of air transport in the country in order to reduce procedures that allow the smooth transit of passengers, aircraft, crews, cargo and mail.

The meeting, headed by the president of the JAC and the National Facilitation Committee, José Ernesto Marte Piantini, was held in compliance with the provisions of Art. 265 of the Dominican Civil Aviation Law.

The meeting addressed the measures aimed at simplifying the procedures for the air transportation of passengers and goods, with a view to speeding up air navigation and avoiding unnecessary delays to aircraft landing or taking off through Dominican terminals.

“The facilitation of air transport involves managing inter-institutional public policies,” explained Marte Piantini.

He highlighted the fundamental role of all the authorities involved in the implementation of the machine-readable passport as a travel document.

After the Migration representative’s speech, the president of the CNF also discussed the advances in air transport services and some challenges that need to be improved in order to continue streamlining the flow of passengers and cargo.

Among the topics discussed by the committee was the status of the establishment of the electronic reading passport declared of high national interest by the President of the Republic Luis Abinader, by Digna Reynoso, director general of the General Directorate of Passports (GDP).

During the meeting, the authorities of the different government institutions that make up the CNF and the airlines operating in the country discussed the improvements implemented in the airport services, as of August 16, 2020, in addition to detailing the agile and effective operation of the national airports.

At the meeting, Arlington Duran, Deputy Director General of Migration Control of the General Directorate of Migration (DGM), gave a report on the progress of the E-ticket.

Likewise, Kerkdenny Medina, responsible for Accessibility and Universal Design of the JAC, presented the progress achieved in air transportation in terms of accessibility in the country.

The National Facilitation Committee is made up of the president of the CAB, who chairs it; the members of the full Board, the general director of Migration, the general director of Passports, the general director of Customs, the director of Drug Control, the Association of Airlines of the Dominican Republic (ADLA) and the Association of Airports.

Also participating as advisors are the Minister of Public Health, the Minister of Agriculture and the Minister of the Environment, and the National Department of Investigations as guest.

Source: Arecoa

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