AraJet began flights to Quito (UIO) from Santo Domingo/Las Americas Airport (SDQ), Dominican Republic.
Yesterday, Wednesday (2) at 18:44 local time, the inaugural flight landed at Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO), which serves Quito. In this city Arajet will operate two weekly flights, Mondays and Fridays. The company offers a basic fare (Smart) of USD 167.87 (one way from Quito) or USD 94 (one way from Santo Domingo) and USD 261.96 (round trip).
On November 3 it will start its service to Guayaquil (GYE) with two weekly flights (Thursdays and Saturdays). It will have an initial fare (Smart) of USD 155.31 (one way from Guayaquil) or USD 85.43 (one way from Santo Domingo) and USD 240.74 (round trip).
Currently, both countries do not have non-stop flights between them, so most passengers connect through Bogota or Panama. However, in summer season AeroRegional schedules charter flights through travel agencies to Punta Cana (recently EquAir joined this schedule).
According to the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, 17,228 Ecuadorians arrived in the Caribbean country in 2019.
Arajet and its other destinations
At the beginning of August, the new Caribbean low cost airline launched its first 13 destinations in 9 countries, starting on September 15:
- Aruba (AUA) with twice weekly flights (Mondays and Thursdays).
- Barranquilla (BAQ), Colombia; three weekly flights (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays).
- Bogota (BOG), Colombia; three weekly flights (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday), starting December 6.
- Cali (CLO), Colombia; three flights weekly (Monday, Thursday and Saturday).
- Cancun (CUN), Mexico; three weekly flights (Tuesday, Friday and Sunday).
- Cartagena (CTG), Colombia; two weekly flights (Wednesdays and Sundays).
- Mexico City/Santa Lucia (NLU); four weekly flights (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday).
- Curaçao (CUR); two weekly flights (Thursday and Sunday).
- Guatemala (GUA); four weekly flights (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday).
- Kingston (KIN), Jamaica; two weekly flights (Monday and Friday), starting November 14.
- Lima (LIM), Peru; two flights weekly (Wednesday and Sunday).
- Medellin/Rionegro (MDE), Colombia; twice weekly (Monday and Friday), beginning Dec. 5.
- Monterrey (MTY), Mexico; twice weekly (Tuesday and Friday).
- San José (SJO), Costa Rica; four weekly flights (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays).
- San Salvador (SAL), El Salvador; four weekly flights (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday).
- St. Maarten (SXM); three weekly flights (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday).
Ecuador is the third South American country served by AraJet after Peru with Lima, and Colombia with Barranquilla (BAQ), Cali (CLO), Cartagena (CTG), Medellin (MDE) and Bogota (BOG).3
The company has yet to confirm the start dates of its flights to Montreal (YUL) and Toronto (YYZ), Canada.
Arajet will initially operate with five Boeing 737-8s: Pico Duarte (HI 1026), Valle Nuevo (HI 1027), Los Tres Ojos (HI 1078), Jaragua (HI 1081) and Ojos Indígenas (HI 1082).
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