The movement of passengers through international terminals registered a visible increase in flights to and from Dominican soil, according to the Civil Aviation Board (JAC) in its report corresponding to the aerocommercial activity for the month of October.
According to the document that presents the flow of passengers mobilized by the country’s airport terminals, 949,783 passengers were transported last month, representing a 9% growth compared to the amount recorded in October 2019. This increase reflects in turn an acceleration of 50% compared to September 2021 when the growth was that was 6%, making October the second consecutive month of passenger traffic growth so far this year.
“The Dominican Republic’s aerocommercial activity shows that the air sector is registering a solid recovery compared to the same activity pre-Covid. All airports located in tourist spots showed growth: Punta Cana, La Romana, Puerto Plata and Samaná, highlighting the airports of Samaná and La Romana, which doubled their passenger traffic,” said José E. Marte Piantini, president of the JAC.
He also indicated that aviation is a very important economic facilitator that allows the development of tourism in the country and facilitates trade with the region.
Main connections and reactivated routes
According to the October 2021 report on air commercial activity, the main air connections include: Russia, Spain, Germany, Germany, Moscow and the United States. In addition, the document indicates that during this month, seven airlines reactivated 24 air routes, highlighting the Russian air operator Azur Air, with the most active route: St. Petersburg / La Romana and Yekaterinburg / La Romana.
Meanwhile, Ikar Airlines, also of Russian nationality and operating under the name Pegas Fly, debuts as a new operator in the Dominican Republic, connecting the city of Sheremetyevo with Punta Cana, Samaná and Puerto Plata.
The Civil Aviation Board is the highest civil aviation body in the country. It meets at the request of its president, as established by Law No.491-06 of Civil Aviation of the Dominican Republic.