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Air China interested in flying to the DR

The commercial office of the People’s Republic of China in the Dominican Republic and Air China representatives met with the Dominican Civil Aviation Institute (IDAC) to look into the possibility of the state-owned Chinese airline beginning operations to the Dominican Republic.

The IDAC reported on the visit of Fu Xinrong and Xiaomeng Tan, representing the Trade Office of the People’s Republic of China and Zang Xing, representing Air China. They met with deputy director general of IDAC, Santiago Rosa Martínez and legal director José Valdez. Zang Xing explained the visit would be followed up by a technical mission.

In a press release, IDAC reported the Dominican government welcomes the interest of the airline. IDAC said that the Air China representatives expressed interest in expanding its operations in Latin America and most especially in the Caribbean. The airline, which already has offices in Cuba, is studying the Dominican market and the operational, technical and security requirements at our nation’s major airports.

IDAC explained Air China received all applicable documents from the Dominican authorities, including the Civil Aviation Law. The visitors were encouraged to collaborate with other institutions such as the Ministry of Tourism, the Civil Aviation Board, the Airport Department and the Dominican-Chinese Chamber of Commerce to make the project more feasible. It was agreed that the director general of IDAC Alejandro Herrera would travel to Los Angeles, California in August 2017 for a business meeting and to continue the marketing study.

Air China is a state-owned airline of China and is ranked third in number of passengers carried. The president of China Xi Jinping travels on this airline. In terms of passenger traffic, Air China’s main hub in Beijing is the busiest airport in Asia and the second busiest in the world with over 86 million passengers handled annually. The Chinese domestic travel market is the fastest growing in the world.…ld_region.html

Source: DR1, Worldairlinesawards

July 27, 2017

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