JAC forecasts record domestic and international flights by the end of December

The president of the Civil Aviation Board (JAC), José Ernesto Marte Piantini, in the last ordinary session of this year 2023, indicated that at the close of this December, 1.64 million passengers would travel on international flights in arrivals and departures, according to the version projected by the Statistics Section of the Air Transport Department of the agency.

“2023 has been excellent for air travel in the country,” he added.

He said that, compared to last year’s December air commercial activity, by the close of December this year, the number of passengers on international flights could increase by 13%, as projected, and that the expectation is that 2023 will close with a record 17.46 million passengers transported via air.

He pointed out that the figure would represent a growth of approximately 2 million additional passengers, mobilized by the country’s international terminals, with respect to the year 2022.

For 32 consecutive months (from April 2021 to November 2023), air passenger traffic to/from the DR has increased, making it the longest period of growth in the last 20 years.

Marte Piantini added that in the first 11 months of 2023, a monthly average of 1.44 million passengers has been mobilized.

He highlighted that the average exceeds the busiest month of 2019 (January), in which 1.42 million passengers were mobilized.

He also assured that air transport is a tool of competitiveness that consolidates trade and generates jobs and foreign exchange to the Dominican territory, “the confidence that air transport maintains in the country in international markets is manifested through the great dynamism in international passenger and cargo flights through the airport terminals “.

Source: Arecoa.com

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