José Marte Piantini, president of the Civil Aviation Board (JAC), reported on the increase of frequencies to and from the DR by Air Transat and Air Canada airlines.
With this, the agency indicated on the request for a Special Permit from Air Transat to operate 56 roundtrip flights from January 5 to January 31, 2024 on the routes: Hamilton /Puerto Plata / Ottawa; Hamilton /Punta Cana/Quebec City; London, Ontario/Punta Cana/Ottawa; Ottawa /Puerto Plata/Hamilton; and Ottawa /Punta Cana/London; Quebec City/ Punta Cana /Hamilton.
Likewise, during the first session of the organization, the request for another Special Permit from the operator Air Canada, to operate roundtrip flights every Sunday on the Montreal /La Romana/Montreal route, from January 14 to March 31 of this year, was also heard.
During the discussion of the request, the president of the CAB explained that the route is already authorized in Sunwing Airlines’ operating permit, which demonstrates its continued growth.
“The year 2023 was record for Dominican-based airlines. At the close of 2023, local airlines mobilized 674,153 passengers,” he said.
He detailed that this is the highest figure ever recorded and added that the busiest connections by Dominican airlines were to/from South, Central and North America, such as Colombia, Mexico, El Salvador, the United States and Costa Rica.
Marte Piantini took the opportunity to highlight the work of the work teams of the sector’s entities, affirming that with their efforts they guarantee that every day in the DR airlines can fly efficiently.