Rutaca Airlines will have a new route

On July 11, Rutaca Airlines will inaugurate a new non-stop service between Maracaibo (MAR) and Santo Domingo (SDQ). This will be the company’s second destination in the Dominican Republic, in addition to its operation in Punta Cana (PUJ).

According to data obtained by Aviacionaline through the Civil Aviation Board (JAC), during the 2022 quarter the Ciudad Bolivar-based airline has mobilized between Venezuela and the Caribbean country 3,540 passengers, representing an increase of more than 380% over the same period in 2021.

Flight Itinerary
Maracaibo (MAR) – Santo Domingo (SDQ)
Flight RUC 1300 MAR 09:15 – SDQ 10:45 Monday and Wednesday.
Flight RUC 1300 MAR 11:00 – SDQ 12:20 Friday.
Santo Domingo (SDQ) – Maracaibo (MAR)
Flight RUC 1301 SDQ 13:35 – MAR 15:05 monday and wednesday.
Flight RUC 1301 SDQ 14:50 – MAR 16:10 Friday.

Flights will be operated by Boeing 737-300 aircraft and promotional fares start at USD 450 round trip. These services have onward connections to other cities from Las Americas International Airport (SDQ). The airline also offers non-stop operations between Caracas (CCS) and Punta Cana (PUJ).

Rutaca Airlines offers seven domestic destinations including: Puerto Ordaz (PZO), Ciudad Bolivar (CBL), Santo Domingo del Tachira (STD), Caracas (CCS), Barcelona (BLA), Maracaibo (MAR) and Porlamar (PMV).

The Dominican Republic is one of the main destinations for most travelers coming from Venezuela for connections to North America and Europe. According to JAC data, in 2021 between both nations 125,881 passengers were mobilized. In addition, Maracaibo (MAR) was Santo Domingo’s (SDQ) ninth most popular connection from South America, where 2,149 passengers were mobilized.

Starting in July, Las Americas Airport (SDQ) will have six nonstop connections to Venezuela including: Caracas (CCS), Valencia (VLN), Maracaibo (MAR), Barquisimeto (BRM), Barcelona (BLA) and Porlamar (PMV), making it the most connected South American country to the Dominican capital.

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