Executives of new Sky Cana airline announce routes to Santo Domingo and Santiago during visit to Consul Jáquez

The main executives of the new airline Sky Cana, announced yesterday Monday the opening of new routes to the Dominican Republic with flights to the airports Las Americas / Doctor José Francisco Peña Gómez and Cibao in Santiago de los Caballeros, during a visit they made to Consul General Eligio Jáquez.

The executives presented the operating plans of the airline, which will start flying to Santo Domingo and Santiago on November 18 or December 2, 2021.

They explained that Sky Cana currently operates daily flights from Punta Cana airport (Higüey) to Miami, United States.

Frank Diaz, president (CEO) of the airline informed that Sky Cana will offer a flat fare, one free suitcase and free carry-on baggage, in addition, he said that if the passenger covers the cost he/she could carry up to five additional suitcases.

Diaz argued that only in the winter the fare will increase by US$50 due to the fact that the airplanes have to be de-freighted, that is, cleaned of snow, liquid and pressure washed from the aircrafts.

He explained that Sky Cana will use Terminal 1 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, which has 13 gates for arrivals and departures, and in addition, passengers will enjoy hot Dominican food on flights and other facilities during travel.

Diaz said that the airline will have a fleet of three Boeing A-300-200 aircraft, two of them with a capacity for 275 passengers, and a third with a capacity for 299 passengers.

These planes will serve the routes JFK – Santo Domingo-JFK, Santiago and Miami-Punta Cana and vice versa.

He said that travelers will be able to purchase tickets through travel agencies in both the United States and the Dominican Republic.

The new airline will fly under Air Century’s Dominican license, according to Andres Lora, the company’s public relations officer.

Diaz informed that on September 7, 2021, there will be a launching ceremony for the airline in New York to which the consul and political, business, religious and professional leaders of the Dominican community will be invited.

Mr. Díaz was accompanied by seven executives, among them, in addition to Lora, Lucién Echavarría, former director of the Dominican Ministry of Tourism office in New York.

Jáquez welcomed the Sky Cana executives and offered them that the doors of the consulate will always be open to support this type of business that benefits the economy of the Dominican Republic.

The information was sent by the Press and Communications Office of the Consulate, headed by journalist Erasmo Chalas Tejeda.

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