With the joy and rhythm of a typical quartet, the first direct flight Madrid, Spain-Santiago de Los Caballeros, in a fact that marks a milestone in the history of the Cibao International Airport.
The flight operated by Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas, in conjunction with the Air Consolidation Group and Travel Wholesaler VDTarrived at the airport at 3:46 in the afternoon yesterday from the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas International Airportand with him 268 Dominican and foreign passengers.
The aircraft, model Airbus 330, was received with a welcome bow and upon departure the passengers received presents, while members of the folkloric ballet of the Ministry of Tourism danced typical merengues. The passengers expressed their satisfaction at being able to land directly in Santiago.
According to what was reported by the executives of the Cibao airport, At the moment there is no fixed route, however negotiations are underway to make it permanent in the future.
Likewise, it was said that other dates were scheduled for the flight to operate again, on December 17 and 21, on the route Madrid–Santiagoand also on January 13 and 20, 2023, en route Santiago-Santo Domingo-Madrid.
Felix Maria Garciapresident of the Cibao Airport Board of Directorshighlighted the importance of this operation, which he assures has a positive impact on the momentum that it has had as a destination Santiago with the opening of routes that contribute to the economic and tourist development of this area.
david blazquezCorporate Director of Sales at Madrid of the Plus Ultra airlinehighlighted the important management of the authorities of the Cibao airport and the VTD Group so that this objective could materialize.
Lilian Núñez, CEO of the VDT Group, thanked everyone involved in this project for their support and for witnessing this “historic event”.
The VTD Group, with more than 20 years of experience in the sector, operates in the Dominican Republic, SpainUnited States, Colombia and Ecuador.