havana-live-pawaHAVANA, Aug 7  (PL) Dominican Republic will have from the 14th of this month the new Dominican airline Pawa, which will have direct flights to Aruba, Curacao and St. Maarten, reported their managers.

The company will begin operations after investing about 30 million dollars and according to Director of Corporate Affairs, Alexander Barrios, it will operate to the highest international standards.

First, the frequency of weekly flights will be 24, although over the next six months managers pretend to expand their operations gradually to Havana, Cuba; Miami and New York in the United States and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Pawa Dominicana aims to travel to other Caribbean routes that currently are not covered by other regional airlines.

The line will use DC-9 aircrafts, with capacity for 100 passengers, and MD-80 with 160 seats, which represent an offer of 3200 seats a week and 12 900 each month.

Barrios said that after 14 years Dominican Republic will have an airline, which will place the country on the map in the field of civil aviation with competitive prices.

He said it will be a ‘Dominican for Dominicans’ airline, which objective is to become the center of connections for the Caribbean, but said that only 35 percent of the shareholders are national with over 25 years in front of other international companies.