Arajet prend en charge son dixième Boeing 737 Max 8

Arajet received its tenth Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft named “Los Haitises”, which exhibits a special design with the national flag painted all along the fuselage as a way to highlight the Dominicans and the commitment that all Dominicans have the opportunity to travel and the construction of the new air hub of the continent in the country.

The welcoming ceremony was led by the Vice President of the Republic, Raquel Peña, together with Víctor Pacheco Méndez, CEO and founder of Arajet; as well as the president of Boeing for Latin America, Landom Loomis, among other officials, representatives of investors and executives of the company.

The Vice President highlighted that Arajet is a platform that allows to continue showcasing the Dominican Republic’s tourism offer and a sign of the Government’s support for private initiatives.

“We have no ceiling to continue developing our country”, said Peña after emphasizing that the continuous expansion of Arajet’s fleet is a sign that private and foreign investors trust in the country’s potential.

Meanwhile, Pacheco Méndez, thanked the support received by the Dominican State so that national airlines in the Dominican Republic can have a competitive legal framework and that the country can become a Latin American power in aviation.

“This tenth aircraft is special because it will increase the number of connections we make with the continent and reaffirms our commitment to all of Latin America to democratize the skies and be able to connect all our countries with low prices, the best quality and the warmth of Dominican service,” he said.

Pacheco recalled that the airline currently flies to 23 destinations in 16 countries and that they expect to be able to fly to the United States in 2024, as soon as the Dominican Republic is able to close the signing of the open skies treaty with that nation.

In addition, he highlighted that Arajet in only a year and a half has already flown more than one million passengers, increasing the number of tourists coming to the Dominican Republic, as well as the number of transit passengers using Arajet to connect their countries.

“The dream of turning the DR into the new Hub of the continent is becoming a reality hand in hand with the more than 400 direct collaborators we already have; a work that has been internationally recognized when in 2023 we were awarded as the best new airline in the world at the World Aviation Summit, and that should fill us all Dominicans with pride,” he said.

“It is an honor at Arajet to be able to name an aircraft after ‘Los Haitises’, a word of Taino origin that means high land or land of mountains; it is one of the most beautiful corners of our country, a destination that from the State has been promoting in this administration to bring development and hope to the Dominicans of the north,” said Pacheco.

He added that “this special design of this tenth aircraft shows that we are committed to increasing the connectivity of the country and the arrival of visitors to know the national tourist attractions, our beautiful people and land”.

“Los Haitises” is a Boeing 737 MAX 8 with a 185-seat configuration, which landed on Dominican soil coming directly from the Boeing factory in Seattle, United States, and together with Pico Duarte, Valle Nuevo, Jaragua, Ojos Indígena, los Tres Ojos, Isla Saona, Lago Enriquillo, Laguna Redonda and Bahía de las Águilas, continue to increase the capacity and fleet of that have made the Dominican Republic the Hub of the Caribbean.

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