Dominican Republic agrees new international flights during ITB Berlin
The Caribbean country has been able to close important alliances with international airlines during the German fair to improve their connectivity
Fausto Fernández, vice minister of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, informed after having concluded a series of meetings with representatives of airlines and tour operators in the Tourist Stock Exchange of Berlin, (ITB) 2019, that several agreements were reached to increase the arrival of tourists to the Caribbean nation.
In that sense Fernandez indicated that with the representatives of the airline Wings in order to place new flights to Puerto Plata in the summer of 2020, apart from the agreement reached with the TUI tour operator to maintain and increase the flow of tourists to the Dominican Republic
With the representatives of the Swiss airline, Edelweiss agreed to operate three daily flights to Punta Cana this year, and with the representatives of the German airline Condor it was agreed to schedule and operate a daily flight to Puerto Plata from November 2019 to April of 2020, with the possibility of extending to summer.
On this flight, Vice Minister Fernandez said: "This will give a great boost to Puerto Plata and even more with all the effort that is being made from the Dominican Government, through the Ministry of Tourism, to keep the growth exhibited To the date."
He also noted that talks with the Russian tour operator Pegas Touristik are being held to double the flow of tourists, noting that the Russian market maintains spectacular growth, and therefore the importance of this type of planning.
It is recalled that currently from Moscow bequeaths a flight of the airline Nordwind from the city of Santo Domingo, which now added connections with Samaná and Puerto Plata, according to the statements of Alvaro Leite, commercial director of Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI (Aerodom)
Leite, also informed that in Santo Domingo will be increased with a fifth flight of the American Airlines airline to Miami. He stressed that the Spirit airline will add the destinations of Orlando and Newark.
"So far the first two months have started very well. It is a good and positive year for the country and in Aerodom there will be a good increase, because 2018 was very difficult due to the departure of Pawa and Airlines Berlin. "
Similarly highlights that within the other destinations with new flights are Santo Domingo-Dallas and Santo Domingo-Charlotte, American Airlines, which will begin operations in June.