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Medina mulls a national airline with Spanish mogul

Santo Domingo.- President Danilo Medina said his Administration could resume the project to establish a national airline, combined with private sector capital.

Medina instructed the Civil Aviation Agency and the Tourism Ministry to as soon as possible prepare the entire proposal for a carrier, a project abruptly discontinued a few years ago.

The chief executive met in the National Palace with Spanish mogul Juan Jose (Pepe) Hidalgo, owner of Globalia, and Air Europa airline, which flies daily to Dominican Republic, Chile, the U.S., Argentina , Brazil and other Latin American countries, as well as most European cities.

“I’m very pleased with the determination shown by President Danilo Medina to relaunch this great project, which no doubt will put the Dominican Republic in condition to reach the goal of doubling the number of tourists in around four years,” Hidalgo said after the meeting of around one hour, accompanied by Dominican ambassador in Spain, César Medina.

The national airline’s initial daily flights would be to New York and Miami, home to the largest number of Dominicans living in the U.S.

Source: Dominican Today

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