Arajet inaugurates a new route between Santo Domingo and Kingston
For the first time in history, the two countries will be directly connected
Arajet, the new low-fare airline from the Dominican Republic landed for the first time at Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport, starting a direct route with two weekly frequencies to connect the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. Kamina Johnson Smith, Foreign Minister of Jamaica, noted that "Arajet's direct flight between Santo Domingo and Kingston ushers in a new era of bilateral relations between our countries."
Derived from its wide range of international flights to Europe and the United States, the Norman Manley International Airport is considered a key hub of air connectivity in the Caribbean and represents a valuable opportunity for Arajet to boost the air and tourist offer between Santo Domingo and Kingston, strengthen cooperation ties and build a bridge that allows communication and transportation of national and international travelers.
Angie Martínez, Ambassador of the Dominican Republic in Jamaica, received the first flight from Santo Domingo, assuring that “Since we arrived in Kingston, achieving air connectivity between the Dominican Republic and Jamaica was one of our most important goals. Having direct flights that connect both destinations is a necessity and a long-awaited dream for many. We thank Arajet, and its CEO and founder, Víctor Pacheco, for having the vision of connecting both cities, making this dream come true. We feel very grateful and proud of the milestone they are achieving by democratizing aviation and putting the Dominican flag at the top.” The two weekly frequencies of Arajet on Mondays and Fridays depart from Santo Domingo at 17:20 and arrive at 17:55 in Jamaica, and depart at 18:40 from Jamaica and arrive at 21:
Víctor Pacheco Méndez, CEO and founder of Arajet said: “My dream is that a tourist who visits the Dominican Republic from Europe or the United States, for example, can spend a few days in my country, learning to dance merengue and enjoying our wonderful sandy beaches. white, and then take advantage of those vacations and come to Kingston and get infected with their reggae and visit Ocho Rios, Montego Bay and the magical waterfalls that this beautiful country offers”.
Arajet began its first and historic direct flight to Kingston with an initial fleet of five new, state-of-the-art Boeing 737 MAX-8 aircraft, providing a comfortable and safe flight experience in a 185-seat reclining cabin with maximum comfort and sufficient personal space . The aircraft are the quietest on the market and generate 40% less noise pollution per trip, while their LEAP-1B CFM engines save up to 14% more fuel compared to single-aisle aircraft on the market, allowing the airline save on operating costs that support low fares so everyone can fly with easy, direct booking at www.arajet.com
Arajet has already inaugurated 15 destinations of its initial network and connects Santo Domingo with direct point-to-point flights with Mexico City, Monterrey and Cancun in Mexico; San Jose in Costa Rica; San Salvador in El Salvador; Guatemala City in Guatemala; Lima in Peru, Quito and Guayaquil in Ecuador; Aruba, Curaçao and Saint Martin in the Caribbean; and Cali, Barranquilla and Cartagena in Colombia.
In December, Arajet will continue to inaugurate direct flights to Medellín and Bogotá in Colombia to complete its initial network of 18 destinations.