Santo Domingo.- When American Airlines’ announced cuts of direct flights between Santo Domingo, Santiago and New York take effect in April, only two airlines will ply that direct route to the biggest U.S. city.
A third carrier, United Airlines, flies daily to nearby Newark, New Jersey, also home to many Dominican immigrants. The others are and JetBlue and Delta.
Tourism Ministry PR Napoleon de la Cruz said the government regrets American Airlines’ announcement, because of the close relationship established with Dominicans during its nearly 40 years in the country.
Nonetheless the official noted that the decision won’t affect the flow of tourists to the country, which grew 6.6% last year.