The Dominican Republic’s international air market proved its resilience during 2021 by registering during the last part of the year traffic figures higher than those of the pre-pandemic. In addition, the Civil Aviation Board (JAC) granted 48 new international routes to both Dominican and foreign companies.
New services have been inaugurated to Kazan (Russia); Kiev/Boryspil (Ukraine); Bucharest (Romania) or Katowice (Poland). The European market has been a major player in the Dominican Republic, as a result of the fact that the main tourist destinations in Asia-Pacific have remained closed for tourism.
“At the conclusion of this 2021, we have developed and applied the principles of a tangible Open Skies aerocommercial policy, through the approval of routes and flight frequencies, conclusion of new air service agreements and the ratification and amendments of those already finalized; which means greater connectivity of the Dominican Republic with the rest of the world,” said Marte Piantini, president of the JAC.
“Likewise, we have carried out the necessary actions to encourage and promote the development of national civil aviation,” he concluded.