Paraguay seeks to establish direct air connectivity with the DR

Paraguay seeks to establish direct air connectivity with the Dominican Republic and increase energy exchange with Argentina.

With the purpose of activating the direct flight between Asunción and Punta Cana, through the airline “AraJet”, the Minister of Tourism, Sofía Afara, met with the authorities of the Dominican Republic.

Likewise, the nation intends to increase the bi-national electric exchange, especially to provinces in the north of Argentina, bordering Paraguay.

Within the framework of the 118th meeting of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization, the National Secretary of Tourism (Senatur), Sofía Montiel, met with representatives of the airline company “Arajet” and the vice-minister of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, to establish next actions and advance in the processes required to establish the direct air route between Punta Cana -Asunción.

This activation of the flight seeks to articulate the exchange of the tourist offer of both countries. The airline expressed its interest in flying to Paraguay, and the importance of a strategic alliance with the Ministry of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, Senatur, and the National Directorate of Civil Aeronautics.

AraJet S.A. is a Dominican ultra low cost airline. It is headquartered in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and its operations began on September 15, 2022.

The company currently connects Santo Domingo with North, Central and South America offering flights to 12 countries and 20 cities including Mexico City, Monterrey and Cancun in Mexico; Lima in Peru; Barranquilla, Cali and Cartagena in Colombia, San Salvador in El Salvador, San Jose in Costa Rica and Saint Marteen in the Caribbean.

Energy exchange

On the other hand, through a bi-national meeting between authorities of the electric sector of Paraguay and Argentina, several connection points were analyzed in order to increase the bi-national electric exchange, especially in the northern provinces of Argentina, bordering the country.

One of the points evaluated refers to the possibility of reactivating the sale of Paraguayan electric energy from the Acaray Power Plant to Argentina, through the 220 kV interconnection with the city of Clorinda.

The possibility of a new point of delivery or sale of electric energy in the Argentine territory, specifically in the city of Puerto Yguazú, was also considered.

Also, possibilities of increasing the sale of electric energy in the town of El Dorado (Misiones), where the National Energy Administration (Ande) currently sells its energy, were also evaluated.

Furthermore, based on regional energy integration, they announced that specific electrical studies will be carried out for the feasibility of a future 500 kV connection between the substations of Villa Hayes (Paraguay) and Formosa (Argentina).

In addition, this 500 kV line would provide greater energy security and the possibility of offering Paraguayan electricity to new regional markets.


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