Direct flights from El Salvador to Santo Domingo will start in Q3-2022

Two and a half hours will be required for a flight from El Salvador to the Dominican Republic, when it currently takes 14 hours. This will be after consolidating the operations of the Arajet airline that is about to start operations in the country, as confirmed by the Commissioner of Projects Strategic, Cristian Flores.

According to the official, the Caribbean company is in the last phase of joining the portfolio of aeronautical companies operating in the country.

«We are in the last phase so that the Civil Aviation Authority (AAC) can give it the latest certification and that, in the coming months, God first, we can have the inaugural flight from San Salvador to Santo Domingo,» Flores estimated.

He added that the investment made by Arajet to generate direct routes between El Salvador and the Caribbean amounts to about $1.5 billion and that it is a commitment that occurs within the framework of the trust that the country generates before the international community.

Likewise, the commissioner pointed out that the modernity of the Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport, transformed into one of the best airport infrastructures in the region, and the country’s thriving tourism sector were some of the key aspects for Arajet to bet on its incorporation into El Salvador.

«The institutions that measure tourism on an international scale ratify that El Salvador has had very important growth in terms of tourism, therefore, this is an Arajet projection of the opportunities for economic growth, investments, and strategic alliances with various productive sectors of El Salvador,» the official said.

The Caribbean company will become the thirteenth to fly from Comalapa, joining the portfolio that includes American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta, Fly Frontier, Avianca, Iberia, Spirit Airlines, Aeromexico, Volaris, Copa Airlines, TAG and Tropic Air.

Flores also pointed out that the security actions undertaken by the Executive under the emergency regime are allowing a greater deployment of economic activities and investments in the country, in addition to the immediate benefit of eliminating the scourge of extortion, with which the gangs collected up to $80 million a year.