Landing of Boeing 787 in the Dominican Republic is the first in the Caribbean
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.- The recently-introduced Boeing 787 Dreamliner on Tuesday landed at Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana Airport, becoming the Caribbean’s first destination to receive the plane-maker’s most modern aircraft.
The Thomson airline Dreamliner arrived in the country with 300 passengers from London, with one regularly scheduled flight per week until May, when the carrier plans to increase it to five per week.
Puntacana Group president Frank Rainieri said he’s pleased to receive the new aircraft, which in his view shows Punta Cana Airport’s readiness to receive large planes and more passengers. “The 787 is the most modern aircraft there is, because it’s carbon fiber. That means its fuel economy is enormous, 25 or 30 percent more efficient than other planes; almost no noise inside, the pressurization is much better than a normal aircraft.”
He said the Dreamliner’s arrival at Punta Cana puts Dominican Republic on the world map. “We’re the first Caribbean island visited by a 787.”
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