Barceló and Globalia, together with their company Ávoris Corporación Empresarial, plan to create an airline based in the Dominican Republic.
It is expected to start operating from May under the name Iberojet. The company has the financial public support of 320 million dollars managed by the State Society of Industrial Participations (SEPI), as noted by the Reportur.
The airline expects to fly from the Dominican Republic to issuing countries in Latin America, the United States, and Canada.
“We are focused on the Spanish market and we believe that we can grow in Spain but also in other European countries such as Italy, France or Germany with a model similar to that of Portugal, where we have a network of offices, tour operator and airline”, said the president of Ávoris, Vicente Fenollar Molina, in an interview with the Spanish media Expansión.
Ávoris has six long-haul and one short-haul aircraft, as well as a fleet made up of the airline Evelop and Orbest.
The Iberojet brand was bought at auction by the Barceló Group after the bankruptcy of Orizonia.
Another airline in the Caribbean
World2Fly airline, created by Iberostar’s subsidiary, World2Meet (W2M), will land in the Caribbean from June 19, with flights from Barajas to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Cancun, Mexico, and Havana (Cuba), with two weekly flights to each destination.
From its second hub, which will be Lisbon (Portugal), World2Meet will start in July, operating the same Caribbean destinations but with fewer frequencies, according to Preferente.com.
The new airline will operate its routes with aircraft an A350 and an A330 that they received in last January. The company does not rule out increasing its operation, which will depend directly on demand, according to Reportur.