Wednesday, March 09, 2016

United States OKs flight operations by major Dominican airline

Santo Domingo.- The US Transportation Dept. (DOT) on Tuesday announced the approval for of of Dominican Republic’s biggest airlines, Pawa Dominicana to start flights to US soil, a key step to open the first routes to that nation.

The airline said it plans flights to San Juan and Miami in the coming months, once the approval process with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) concludes.

Pawa Dominicana called its expanded operations to the US an important step in its business model based on the concept of hub.

“The airline’s commercial strategy has been designed to operate as a hub, or the transport of passengers traveling between different Caribbean destinations, so it is essential to include destinations with large passenger flow, such as Puerto Rico and Miami, to ensure connectivity in the region,” the carrier said.

It said the opening to the destinations will spur connections between North America and the Caribbean, through the Dominican Republic, which leads to a multi-destination tourism model that benefits the entire Caribbean.

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