Dominican airline requests permission to fly to Cuba

Dominican airline requests permission to fly to CubaHAVANA, june 23th The Dominican airline Air Century has requested permission to connect Santo Domingo and Santiago de Cuba, authorization that it hopes to obtain in a short time to start operating before the end of the year, said a source of the company today.

Air Century seeks to cover the space left by Pawa Dominicana, suspended by the authorities for a debt due to taxes, and for the temporary departure of Cubana de Aviación, a decision announced after the plane crash that occurred on May 18 in Havana, which left 112 dead.

The market manager of Air Century, Arantxa Chahin, told Efe that Cuba “has always been an option” and that the company “is very interested in that market”, so she trusted that she could obtain the permit to fly to the airport. City of Santiago “in a short time”.

Flights will be made from La Isabela International Airport, Dr. Joaquin Balaguer, in the north of Santo Domingo, base of Air Century operations, with 25 years in the market.

In statements that Dominican media is gathering today, the president of the Dominican Civil Aviation Board (JAC), Luis Ernesto Camilo, explained that they are studying the request of the airline, which must be approved by the full body.

Air Century travels from Santo Domingo to Curacao, Haiti, Puerto Rico and San Martin.