Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora
Panama – Dominican low-cost airline, Arajet will begin operations in September with a flight to Mexico City with the projection of expanding its route network to 12 Latin American and Caribbean countries.
The company's goal for the next five years is to transport around 7 million passengers per year, the company's president said in a statement, Victor Pacheco.
“Starting in September we will begin the path to convert the Las Américas International Airport –Dominican Republic- in the new Caribbean Air Hub, that allows connecting the continent at the lowest cost”, Pacheco said, after highlighting that "we are going to have rates never seen before in our country".
The first flight will be 15 September to Mexico City, in that country will also include Monterrey and Cancun, in addition to several destinations in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala, The Savior, and Aruba and Curaçao in the Caribbean.
Arajet also announced that starting in October it will increase routes by adding flights to Toronto and Montreal., in Canada, Kingston, Jamaica and other Latin American cities to establish "an extensive route network of 20 destinations 12 countries in their first 3 months of operations, added the company.
Regarding the United States, Pacheco announced that they are working with the Dominican government to obtain the permits that allow them to fly to the North American country, which would allow them to offer "low rates to the diaspora" of the Caribbean country., who at the moment pays high prices to visit his homeland. In the case of Panama, the projection is to start operations at the end of 2022.
Arajet based in Santo Domingo constituted by mixed Dominican and foreign investment, is the first low-fare airline in the Caribbean to connect the Americas with non-stop flights.