With the arrival of its third aircraft, a Boeing 737-8 with capacity for 189 passengers, the Dominican airline Arajet announced the start of its operations, and disclosed the 23 destinations with which it will connect to the Dominican Republic.
The new aircraft arrived at the Las Américas International Airport, Dr. José Francisco Peña Gómez, in Santo Domingo (SDQ), on the night of June 30, from the manufacturer’s plant, Boeing in Seattle, United States, according to aviaciononline.com.
Arajet reported that the plane with the registration HI-1081, was baptized with the name “Jaragua”, in homage to the homonymous national park, which joins the other two ships, called “Pico Duarte” (HI-1026) and ” New Valley” (HI-1027). Two more MAXs with the same 189-seat configuration will be added soon.
The airline reported that it will soon add two additional Max aircraft with the same 189-seat configuration, out of an order for 20 aircraft and with an option for another 15.
Arajet plans to transport seven million passengers a year, and thus become the largest air navigation company in the history of the Dominican Republic.
Approaching the start date of operations
Arajet is a low cost airline and has explained that it will be focused on connecting new markets and reinforcing the tourist movement that characterizes the country.
Arajet reported that it has agreed with Aerodom to have its permanent base of operation in Santo Domingo, and in accordance with resolution 158-2022 of the Civil Aviation Board (JAC), Arajet will begin flying to 23 cities in the Caribbean and North America.
In five destinations Arajet will have direct competition from one or more airlines, such as Mexico City, Panama, Fort Lauderdale (FLL), New York (JFK) and Orlando/Sanford (SFB).
The new Dominican airline will fly twice a week to the destinations of Nassau (NAS), Bahamas; Bridgetown (BGI), Barbados; Toronto/Pearson (YYZ), Canada; Barranquilla (BAQ) and Cartagena (CTG), Colombia; Guayaquil (GYE) and Quito (UIO), Ecuador; St. Petersburg-Clearwater (PIE), United States; San Salvador (SAL), El Salvador.
Also, Georgetown (GEO), Guyana; Grand Cayman (GCM), Cayman Islands; Montego Bay (MBJ) and Kingston, Jamaica; Fort-de-France (FDF), Martinique; Cancun (CUN), Mexico City (MEX), Guadalajara (GDL) and Monterrey (MTY), Mexico; Paramaribo, Suriname;
It will also have weekly flights to Panama City (PTY); and one daily flight to Fort Lauderdale (FLL), New York (JFK) and Orlando/Sanford (SFB) in the United States.