The new Dominican low-fare airline, Arajet, announced on Monday the start of ticket sales with prices starting at US$55 each way and US$149 round trip, including taxes.
Víctor Pacheco, president of Arajet, said the flights are to destinations in North, Central, South America and the Caribbean, which will connect Santo Domingo with new tourist and commercial experiences, turning the country into a hub for the Americas.
Together with the Minister of Tourism, David Collado, he said that the airline will mark the rebirth of Dominican aviation and that they will project in a period of approximately five years to move seven million passengers per year.
“We promised low prices and we are going to have fares never seen before in our country and as of September we will begin the road to convert Las Americas International Airport into the new air hub of the Caribbean, which will allow us to connect the continent at the lowest cost, world class services and with new and more efficient airplanes in the market”, he said.
Pacheco informed that the first flight will be on September 15 to Mexico City and Monterrey and Cancun will also be linked to that destination.
In addition, from that date on, flights will be made to Barranquilla, Cali and Cartagena in Colombia; Quito and Guayaquil, in Ecuador; Lima, in Peru; Guatemala City in Guatemala; San Salvador, in El Salvador; Sint Maarten, Aruba and Curacao in the Caribbean.
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