CAB approves new Sky High and Air Caraibes flights

José Marte Piantini, president of the Civil Aviation Board (JAC), highlighted that the increase in air connectivity will result in a greater consolidation of the Dominican Republic as a reference in commercial aviation in the region.

The JAC will establish greater air connectivity for the country, consequently increasing the flow of travelers in airport terminals. This was informed by the president of the organization, Marte Piantini, when he announced the approval of new commercial flights by Sky High Aviation Services and Air Caraibes, operations approved under the code-sharing modality, to fly on the Santo Domingo/Pointe á Pitre/Santo Domingo; Santo Domingo/Fort de France/Santo Domingo and Santo Domingo/Cayenne/Santo Domingo routes.

Air Caraibes is a French operator, authorized to provide air transport services for passengers, cargo and mail from France and the French Antilles to the Dominican Republic. Sky High Aviation Services is a national air operator that offers national and international air transportation services.

Beginning of operations

JAC Aprueba Vuelos De Sky High A Estados UnidosThese operations began on May 24 of this year; Sky High Aviation will be the effective operator and Air Caraibes, the market operator.

Regarding the new approvals, Marte Piantini pointed out that they will facilitate the access of Dominican travelers to key destinations for the country’s air connectivity, “our objective is to solidly expand the air connectivity of the national territory”.

He added that the expansion reflects the commitment of the President of the Republic, Luis Abinader, to increase the connectivity of the Dominican territory in the region.

Likewise, the JAC approved the request to amend the operating permit of Evelop Airlines to include the Barcelona/Punta Cana/Barcelona route in its operating permit. This operator plans to operate the aforementioned route as from June 25 of this year, in Airbus A330-343 aircraft with capacity for 388 passengers, with a frequency of one flight per week, on Wednesdays.

Passengers mobilized by Evelop

It is worth noting that from January 2023 to March 2024, Evelop mobilized 110,340 passengers in 325 air operations carried out on the routes contained in its operating permit, as well as on the Barcelona/Punta Cana/Barcelona route, which was previously approved under a special permit.

It is important to highlight that the occupancy factor of Evelop Airlines, on the Barcelona/Punta Cana/Barcelona route, operated under special permit was up to 99%, mobilizing 8,340 passengers from July to September 2023, being the only air operator to register operations on that route.

Also approved was Air Canada’s request for a special permit to operate cargo flights on the Toronto/Miami/Bogota/Punta Cana/Toronto routes, from June 1 to September 1, 2024, and on the Toronto/Miami/Lima/Punta Cana/Toronto route, from September 3 to October 23, 2024, with a frequency of one flight every Wednesday.

According to the Statistics Division of the Air Transport Department of the CAB, Air Canada mobilized 555,425 passengers in 2,930 air operations, from January 2023 to March 2024, on the routes authorized in its operating permit, as well as on routes operated under different modalities.

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