The Dominican airline Arajet will be part of the air offer that El Salvador will offer to national and international tourists.
Arajet, the new low-priced Dominican airline, will make its first flight from El Salvador from the Monseñor ÓscarArnulfo Romero International Airport to the Dominican Republic on September 17, with a frequency on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The company reported that it will start selling tickets at a price of $149 round trip, with taxes included.
The flight schedules will be from San Salvador to Santo Domingo on Wednesdays and Saturdays, leaving at 6:30 p.m., while from Santo Domingo to San Salvador, the departure will be at 4:30 p.m.
The flight will connect El Salvador to Santo Domingo, which will generate new tourist and commercial experiences, turning the country into a hub for the Americas.
Víctor Pacheco, president of Arajet, affirmed that the airline will mark the rebirth of Dominican aviation and that they plan to move a total of 7 million passengers per year in a period of approximately 5 years.
“We promised low prices, and we are going to have rates never seen before,” said Pacheco, who added that “starting in September we will begin the path to convert Las Américas International Airport into the new Caribbean Air Hub, which will allow connecting the continent at the lowest cost, with world-class services, and with new and more efficient aircraft on the market”, added the president of Arajet.
In addition, it was reported that on September 15, the company will arrive to Mexico City, and Monterrey and Cancun will also join that destination.
Likewise, from that date, it will also be flown to Barranquilla, Cali, and Cartagena in Colombia; Quito and Guayaquil, in Ecuador; Lima, in Peru; Guatemala City in Guatemala; and Saint Martin, Aruba, and Curaçao in the Caribbean.
Arajet’s Vice President of Marketing, lvaro de Oleo, explained that there will be three rate levels.
“We will start with more than 5,500 seats with prices ranging from $55 to $100 one way and at $149 round trip with taxes included, through our website http://www.arajet.com; then we will have temporary promotions and then regular prices; and in all cases, we will make sure that it is the lowest rate in the market”, said de Oleo.
Arajet also announced that from October they will increase their routes, adding flights to Toronto and Montreal, in Canada; Medellin and Bogota, in Colombia; San Jose, in Costa Rica; and Kingston, Jamaica, with which they will establish a wide route network of 20 destinations in 12 countries in its first three months of operations.
Regarding flights to the United States, Pacheco reported that they are actively working with the Dominican government to obtain the corresponding permits and start services to that country as soon as possible.
Arajet will start operations with five new aircraft, Boeing 737 Max-800. The aircraft are state-of-the-art and designed to be environmentally friendly, with 14% less fuel consumption compared to most single-aisle aircraft, which will allow the airline to save on fuel costs, maintenance, and operations and, in turn, pass those savings on to customers.