Dominican low-cost airline Arajet yesterday flew its inaugural flight between Medellín and Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. According to the company, this is now the only direct flight available between the two cities, and it will operate twice per week, on Monday and Thursday, with a combined 740 seats available each week.
The Santo Domingo-based carrier, which announced the new route last month, cited the Colombian Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies (ANATO) while noting that the number of Colombians traveling to the Dominican Republic increased by 154% in 2022. They now account for the third largest group of international visitors to the Caribbean nation, per ANATO.
“Today we are very proud to be the first airline to connect the Cibao International Airport with the José María Córdova International Airport,” said Víctor Pacheco Méndez, CEO & founder of Arajet, “This route strengthens tourist and commercial ties between these cities and will benefit the entire value chain of the economy of both countries.”
Arajet launched in September 2022 and currently operates in 13 countries. In Colombia, it also offers flights to Santo Domingo from Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena, and Barranquilla.
“We are happy about this second direct route from Medellín since our passengers enjoy greater comfort, saving time and connections to their destinations,” said Javier Andrés Benítez Ríos, manager of the José María Córdova International Airport. “We congratulate Arajet for this new commitment to a wonderful destination.”