The largest Russian airline, Aeroflot, has already started its operations to the Dominican Republic, the first flight to the Caribbean country has already departed.
The news was announced by Hans Dannenberg, Dominican ambassador to the Russian Federation, who said that this flight will not only bring passengers, but also cargo.
“It will bring connections from other points in Central Asia, there will be good connections from China, Korea, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Eastern Europe, it opens up a network of connections from various points in Europe and Asia”, said the diplomat to RC Noticias.
He also added that this flight is SkyTeam, which means that it is an alliance of airlines that fly to the country and will be able to connect passengers flying from Europe and the United States.
He expressed that the check-in is already open at the Sheremetevo Airport in Moscow for passengers who will travel on the first Aeroflot itinerary flight, direct from Moscow to Punta Cana.
Flights will be operated on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays in Airbus A359 aircraft with a seating capacity of 316.
This air operator will start operations in Boeing 737-300 aircraft with an approximate capacity of 259 seats and will have a flight frequency of once a week, and projects a supply of around 26,936 seats in the first year.
The Russian market became the third most important for the Dominican Republic and the first in Europe in the three years prior to the coronavirus crisis.