Dominican Republic: significant growth in passenger traffic in first quarter 2022

The flow of passengers moving through the Dominican Republic’s airports increased during the first quarter of the year. Figures even surpassed pre COVID-19 pandemic stages. The data corresponds to the Statistical Report of the Civil Aviation Board (JAC).

In total, 3,812,010 passengers flew to and from the country between January and March. According to the report, 24,176 scheduled flight operations and 5,611 charter flight operations were carried out during that period.

According to figures from the JAC’s Air Transport Statistics Division, January was the second best month in terms of air passenger flow since March 2020. The best record corresponds to December 2021. During the first month of this year, 1,287,951 travelers were mobilized in 10,470 operations.

In February, 1,177,647 passengers flew in 9,032 operations. This means three times more movement compared to the same month of 2021.

For its part, last month was the third best March in the history of the Dominican Republic, after 2019 and 2018. The data evidences the recovery of the trend observed until 2020 and subsequently interrupted by air mobility restrictions. The final figure was 1,346,412 passengers carried in 10,285 operations during March 2022.

Referring to the quarterly data, José Marte Piantini, president of the JAC, assured that the operations “demonstrate confidence in the soundness of the Dominican market”. He added that “the establishment of bilateral air transport relations arranged by the Dominican Republic through the JAC has contributed significantly to connectivity, mainly benefiting air transport users”.

The official said that “the commitment assumed by the Dominican State has allowed the sector to become one of the pillars of the country’s economic development”. In this sense, he celebrated the new Dominican airlines Arajet, RedAir and Sky Cana. Finally, he highlighted the expansion and remodeling of the airports of Santo Domingo and Punta Cana for the “benefit of commercial exchange”.

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