SANTO DOMINGO.-The interim general director of the Dominican Institute of Civil Aviation (IDAC) Héctor Porcella, affirmed that the Open Sky agreement with the United States will soon be a reality, under the most convenient conditions for the country, after two failed attempts in the past.
Porcella stated that this protocol will allow local airlines to fly to any destination in the United States, offering greater facilities in terms of prices and routes for Creoles residing in that country and for Dominican travelers in general.
He explained that the negotiations to make the agreement viable are in charge of the Civil Aviation Board under the direct supervision of President Luis Abinader, and said that the nation can be absolutely sure, that the president will always think of the best interests of the Republic. Republic before formalizing that treaty.
In the past, the Dominican government tried to reach an open sky agreement with the United States, the first in 1986 and the second in 1999, but the effort was not successful.
Participating in an interview on the program El Sol de la Mañana, Porcella stated that civil aviation is the backbone of tourism in the Dominican Republic, since the bulk of tourists who arrive in the country do so by air.
Highlighting the importance that IDAC assigns to operational safety and the training of its human resources, Porcella indicated that the institution has the best technicians and the most competent directors of areas to guarantee the quality of its services and promote the development of civil aviation as a strategic sector of the national economy.
He assured that IDAC seeks to improve every day to guarantee the safety of air transport users and meet the quality standards established by the country’s laws and demanded by international organizations such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Porcella appeared on the program accompanied by the director of Flight Regulations, Pedro Alberto Pina de Los Santos; Gender Damián Castro, director of Operational Safety Surveillance; and Luis José Chávez, Director of Communications at IDAC.