Arajet begins new era of connectivity between Santiago and Colombia

The new Santiago-Medellin route, with two frequencies, will start on July 17.

Tourism Minister David Collado and Victor Pacheco Mendez, CEO and founder of Arajet, led the official announcement on Monday of the new Santiago (STI) – Medellin (MED) route, which begins on July 17 and marks a new chapter of connectivity between the Cibao region and Colombia.

Arajet, the Caribbean low-fare airline announced at a press conference at the Cibao International Airport the upcoming opening of its Santiago (STI) – Medellin (MED) route with which it begins a new chapter of connectivity between the Cibao region and Colombia.

“This year we made a commitment within the framework of ANATO to offer the people of Santiago the possibility of non-stop travel to Colombia from the Cibao International Airport, and today we are honoring that promise” assured Victor Pacheco Mendez, CEO and founder of Arajet, accompanied by the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, as well as businessmen Manuel Estrella and Jose Clase, members of the Board of Directors of the Cibao International Airport.

“From the Ministry of Tourism we are committed to the tourism development of all corners of the country; that is why in ANATO we pledged to support this new Arajet route and I am sure that new routes will be added to make Santiago de los Caballeros and Cibao a tourist destination of excellence,” said Minister Collado.

Pacheco explained that, as of July 17, Santiago will have two weekly frequencies to Medellin thanks to Arajet, which will strengthen the ties between both cities and strengthen the tourist, economic and commercial exchange.

The new route from Santiago to Medellín offers flights on Mondays and Thursdays, leaving Santiago on Mondays at 4 pm and arriving in Medellín at 5:35 pm, leaving Medellín at 6:20 pm and arriving in Santiago at 10 pm. On Thursdays, the route starts at 7:45 am in the city of Santiago, arriving in Medellín at 7:45 pm.

Santiago, arriving in Medellin at 9:20 am, and leaving Medellin at 10:05 am arriving in Santiago at 1:45 pm.

Pacheco informed Arajet was born as the airline with the most environmentally friendly aircraft fleet with 5 new aircraft, and with 5 aircraft to be added in 2023, to end the year with a fleet of 10 aircraft with state-of-the-art technology, with an efficiency that allows them to save 14% in fuel and impact 40% less in sonic pollution.

About Arajet

Arajet is the first low-cost airline in the Caribbean region and began operations in September 2022 from its base at Las Americas Airport in Santo Domingo, under its Dominican Republic Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC).

It operates a new fleet of Boeing 737MAX-8 aircraft providing safe and affordable travel to and from the Dominican Republic to various destinations in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean region. For more information, visit


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