New impetus for the air sector in the DR: to host ALTA’s annual conference

The Dominican Republic will host the annual conference of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association and the CCMA & MRO summit that will bring together airline industry leaders to promote solutions aimed at boosting the recovery of civil aviation and the tourism industry in the region.

The event, to be held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana starting Sunday, August 22, 2021, will bring together some 500 executives from 31 airlines and 169 airline industry supplier companies, noted ALTA’s executive director and CEO, José Ricardo Botelho.

Regarding the event’s academic agenda, Botelho revealed that important topics on technology, human resources, environment and regulations, among others, will be addressed.

He indicated that it will also include the face-to-face meeting of the purchasing and maintenance committees, and of the Fuel Committee, with the participation of airlines and suppliers, in order to seek efficiency and continuous improvement.

“We thank the 31 sponsoring companies and the 40 sponsoring firms that will be exhibiting products and services for their trust and support in making possible the organization of this meeting in the Dominican Republic, one of the countries in the world that has shown the greatest capacity to reactivate the aeronautical activity and its tourism industry,” said the ALTA representative.

The general director of the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC), Román E. Caamaño, praised the importance of the meeting, assuring that its celebration in the country represents a new recognition to the national aeronautical sector and to the image of the Dominican Republic as a tourist and investment destination.

“The holding of the 2021 version of this conference in the Punta Cana tourist community confirms the level of confidence that the country has achieved, both in terms of the operational safety of the aeronautical system and the quality standards and sanitary protocols that are managed in our hotel facilities,” he added.

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