Canada Jetlines adds Puerto Plata, Samana, SDQ to the list

Canada Jetlines adds Puerto Plata, Samana, SDQ to the list

VANCOUVER — Canada Jetlines has added the D.R. to its wish list, signing agreements for future service to Puerto Plata, Samana and Santo Domingo.

The would-be ultra low-cost carrier says it has reached an agreement with Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI (Aerodom) to provide future service to Puerto Plata’s Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP) and the Samaná El Catey International Airport (AZS), or Santo Domingo Airport (SDQ).

Aerodom manages and operates several airports in the D.R., servicing an average of over five million passengers travelling to 58 cities around the world annually.

“We are very excited to announce future service to these destinations. Adding these Caribbean airports to our network will enable Canadian’s to travel affordably during the cold winter season,” says Jetlines CEO, Javier Suarez. “Our very low fares will allow our customers to visit these destinations at a very low cost. Dominican Republic is one of the fastest-growing and most-visited tourist destinations in the Caribbean and the diverse geography, rich culture, and warm hospitality make it an attractive vacation spot for many Canadians.”

He adds that the airline’s ability to service these routes is subject to the completion of the airline licensing process and the receipt of applicable regulatory approvals. The exact arrival and departure airports for routes to the Dominican Republic will be determined once regulatory approvals are received.

Canada Jetlines has been working for years to get off the ground. At last check the airline was aiming to launch this summer. Earlier this month the ULCC also said it intends to provide future service to several destinations in Mexico including Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and Cancun.