The Dominican Republic’s new low-cost airline, Arajet, has launched operations in the Caribbean skies from its hub in Santo Domingo.

Arajet will build a route network of 22 destinations in 12 countries in the upcoming months.

After two days of successful operations on 15 and 16 September, with flights to Barranquilla and Cali in Colombia and to Aruba, Arajet marked its first official flight to San Salvador in El Salvador, in an event hosted by Luis Abinader, president of the Dominican Republic, and Morena Valdez, minister of tourism of El Salvador.

‘Competitive air hub’

“We celebrate the launch of Arajet as our newest national carrier. Our government will continue supporting Arajet and the overall aeronautical industry to assure its competitiveness and create an air hub that promotes tourism, trade and cultural exchange, and provides an opportunity for all Dominicans abroad to visit their country at affordable prices,” said Abinader.

Víctor Pacheco Méndez, CEO of Arajet, highlighted that the low-fare business model and designation as a national carrier for the Dominican Republic will attract more tourists, increase connectivity, and offer Dominicans the opportunity to travel at lower fares, aboard new aircraft.

‘Growing network’

“We are excited to commence operations and provide Dominicans and all our guests with low fares, world class customer experience and a new growing network from and to Santo Domingo to major cities in the Americas,” said Pacheco.

“Our mission is to build services for our guests by utilizing state-of-the art aircraft fleet with the latest technology, to strengthen and facilitate the country’s connection to the world, while promoting domestic tourism internationally.”

Arajet will continue expanding its operations later this month with the addition of routes to Saint Maarten in the Caribbean, Lima in Peru, Mexico City, Monterrey and Cancun in Mexico and Guatemala City in Guatemala.

In October, Arajet will add Curaçao, San José in Costa Rica, Quito and Guayaquil in Ecuador, Medellín and Bogotá in Colombia as well as destinations in North America.
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