The Dominican airline Low cost arajetrecently created, announced this Thursday the start of operations in Colombia with direct flights that will connect Santo Domingo with the cities of Barranquilla and Cali, to which other routes will soon be added.
The first commercial flight in the company’s history, which departed from Las Américas International Airport in the Dominican capital, landed this morning at the Ernesto Cortissoz in Barranquilla, the main city in the Colombian Caribbean, and in the afternoon another will arrive at the Alfonso Bonilla Aragón, from Cali, the largest city in the southwest, the company said in a statement.
“Furthermore, next September 18 arajet will add the historic and emblematic city of Cartagena to its route network and later, Bogotá and Medellín. With these operations arajet expects to serve five strategic cities in the country directly with Santo Domingo in the coming months,” the information added.
the president of arajetVíctor Pacheco Méndez, said in the statement that with the arrival of the airline in Colombia, the aim is to “strengthen commercial, tourist, and cultural ties, as well as promote economic development opportunities between the two countries.”
“International tourism in Colombia is going through a great moment and the arrival of new international airlines to the country is an indicator of confidence and positioning of our destinations, as well as the attributes associated with nature, culture and biodiversity,” he said. Gilberto Salcedo, Vice President of Tourism of the state agency ProColombia.
arajetwhich has a fleet of five state-of-the-art Boeing 737 MAX-8 aircraft configured for 185 passengers, expects to reach 20 destinations in 12 countries in the coming months, the information added.
According to the company, during the next few days it will add new destinations in Peru, Mexico, Salvador, Aruba, Saint Martin and Guatemala, as well as Toronto and Montreal (Canada).