23 new air routes will depart through the AILA this year

Some 23 new air routes will leave this year 2022 through the Las Américas International Airport, José Francisco Peña Gómez, by seven new airlines, according to the company Aeropuertos Dominicanos XXI Aerodom, a subsidiary of the VINCI Airports network, which will allow better options of flights for national passengers and tourists.

Aerodom highlighted that these operations register a record of new flight routes for this year 2022. A total of 23 new routes, operated by seven airlines, will allow offering more and better flight options to all passengers and tourists from the main cities of America and Europe.

“We are delighted to see the continued growth in flights and passengers registered at our airports, led by the José Francisco Peña Gómez International Airport of the Americas (AILA-JFPG)” highlighted Aerodom.

Regarding the increase in options, he highlighted that this record has been possible thanks to the solid and continuous support that the company has received from all government authorities and the airport sector.

“I would particularly like to congratulate Tourism Minister David Collado, for his leadership in this process and for his tireless work to position the Dominican Republic as the best destination in the entire region,” said Mónika Infante Henríquez, general director of Aerodom.

Of the 23 new routes registered for this year, 9 have already started operations: Santo Domingo – Medellín together with WINGO, Puerto Plata – Frankfurt together with Eurowings Discover; Santo Domingo and Samaná – Madrid together with Plus Ultra; Santo Domingo Caracas and Maracaibo next to Rutaca; and Santo Domingo – Barranquilla and Cartagena together with Air Century.

The remaining 14 new routes plan to start their flights between September and October, and will connect Santo Domingo with Mexico City, Cancun, and Monterrey in Mexico, Cali, Barranquilla and Cartagena in Colombia, Lima in Peru, San José in Costa Rica, Aruba, El Salvador, Sint Marteen, Curaçao, Guatemala and together with Arajet; as well as to Panama City together with WINGO.

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More than 3.4 million passengers mobilized this year

In terms of traffic, from January to July 2022, the airports operated by AERODOM received more passengers than in the same period in 2019 before the pandemic. To date, Aerodom has handled a traffic of 3.4 million passengers, which represents a growth of 9.3% when compared to the total number of passengers in 2019.

“We are convinced that the important development in routes will support the growth of passenger traffic” AerodoM also highlighted, which works to increase the boarding gates in the AILA-JFPG, with the vision of further transforming the airport into a new regional hub that provides new opportunities for the launch of more routes to multiple destinations”, added Mónika Infante.

Recently, Aerodom made an investment of more than RD$1,000 million in the AILA-JFPG to expand and renovate the central atrium of the passenger terminal, which now has a new and varied commercial offer, which also includes a better gastronomic experience. for the enjoyment of users.

Additionally, the project contemplated the relocation and modernization of security and migration services, with the aim of streamlining processes by speeding up border procedures, shortening waiting times to thus guarantee passengers a better experience on their departures. outward.

Likewise, the first phase of the repair and remodeling work of the runway of the Gregorio Luperón International Airport (AIGL) in Puerto Plata was completed, with an investment of more than 270 million pesos.

The AILA-JFPG is the main air terminal in the Dominican Republic due to its location and ranks second in the flow of regular passengers in the country. Aerodom also operates the international airports Gregorio Luperón in Puerto Plata, Presidente Juan Bosch in Samaná and Joaquín Balaguer in Santo Domingo Norte.

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