Santo Domingo.- President Danilo Medina met Thursday in the National Palace with executives of Pawa Dominicana Airlines and Santa Barbara Airlines, which could start flight operations in the country within 90 days.
The executives said Pawa and Santa Barbara airline flights could meet the local exporters’ demand with their higher capacity to transport perishables to U.S. and Caribbean markets, and increase the number of tourists visiting Dominican Republic.
The airlines will provide passenger and cargo services from Dominican Republic to New York City, and to the region known as the Caribbean Corridor: Aruba, Curacao and Puerto Rico. Also Valencia, Venezuela among others.
Venezuelan businessman Simeon Garcia Rodriguez, president and partner of the carriers headed the delegation, who in a press conference reiterated that they could start within 90 days, initially with one flight daily to New York and then two, “in response to the Dominican Government’s interest to ensure the shipment of perishables bound to the U.S. market."