The direct flights between Jamaica and the Dominican Republic, which were recently approved, already have a launch date, and the airline that will operate them is already known. The airline is Geca Servicios Aéreos, a Dominican subsidiary of the Haitian company Sunrise Airways.
The route will be launched on August 11 and will be operated on Thursdays and Sundays. Specifically, it will connect Kingston Airport (Jamaica) with La Isabela – Presidente Dr. Joaquín Balaguer International Airport in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) in 1 hour and a half. This connection will be part of the route between Port-au-Prince (Haiti) and Kingston.
“Having a direct flight connecting the two countries was a necessity and a dream of the Dominican community residing in Jamaica, of businessmen and of all those who travel frequently between the two countries, who have to pay excessive sums and fly up to 8 hours to reach our destination, when we can do it in a direct flight of less than an hour and a half only,” celebrated Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica.
As indicated by the authorities, as well as by the company, the new direct link will offer new business and tourism opportunities for passengers residing on both islands. In the case of the Dominican Republic, the new route will be very useful for increasing tourist arrivals and diversifying its outbound markets.