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Tourism boom reveals need for more Dominican-based air carriers

Santo Domingo.- Lift Air Group president Ryan Polanco agrees with establishing a national airlines to get more tourists into Dominican Republic, and to maintain air routes independent of the foreign carriers he affirms have traditionally monopolized them.

“Currently the country has the opportunity to become an enclave of international air traffic, strengthening the tourism sector, increasing imports and exports of finished products,” the executive said in an emailed statement.

He said the US and European Union economic rebound has brought new tourism investments to the Dominican Republic, so it’s “crucial to develop its potential as a regional air traffic hub.”

Polanco said he agrees with Dominican Republic Hotels and Tourism Association (ASONAHORES) president Simon Suarez, who hailed the start of flight operations of Pawa Dominicana Dominican Wing airlines.

Suarez said more flights are needed to meet the growing demand for seats, since 90 percent of tourists come to the country by air.

Source: DT

June 2, 2015

Category: DR News |

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