The new low-cost airline in the Caribbean, will begin operations on September 15 with flights to Mexico City and will add a total of 20 cities to 12 countries
Arajet, the new Dominican national low-cost airline, today announced its entry into the market through its website arajet.com with incredible prices starting at $55 one-way and $149 round-trip, taxes included, to beautiful destinations in North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean. Arajet’s first flight will take place on September 15 and will be destined for Mexico City.
Víctor Pacheco, executive director of Arajet, in the presence of His Excellency the Minister of Tourism of the Dominican Republic, David Collado, affirmed that the launch of the airline marks the rebirth of Dominican aviation, with projections to transport more than 7 million passengers per year over a period of approximately 5 years.
“We promised low prices and we are announcing low rates that are our trademark, with figures never seen before in our country,” said Mr. Pacheco. “This is the first step in the process of building the first strategic connection center in the Caribbean, which will promote the connectivity of the American continent with the lowest prices. Furthermore, beginning in September we will begin our mission to turn the International Airport of the Americas into a premier air hub for Latin America,” he added.
After the first flight, Arajet will add additional routes including Monterrey in Mexico, Barranquilla, Cali and Cartagena in Colombia, Quito and Guayaquil in Ecuador, Lima in Peru, Guatemala City in Guatemala, San Salvador in El Salvador, and San Martin, Aruba and Curaçao in the Caribbean. In October, Arajet will add flights to Toronto and Montreal in Canada, Medellín and Bogotá in Colombia, San José in Costa Rica and Kingston in Jamaica, establishing a strong route network in 12 countries in its first three months of operations. In addition, the airline expects to add flights to the United States in the short term.
Álvaro de Oleo, vice president of marketing for Arajet, explained that there will be three levels of ticket prices. “We will kick off with more than 5,500 seats priced from $55 one way and $149 round trip that can be purchased through our website. Later we will have temporary promotions and regular rates, and in all cases we will ensure that it is the lowest price on the market”, explained De Oleo.
Arajet will begin operations with five brand new, state-of-the-art Boeing 737 MAX-8 aircraft, eco-designed to burn 14% less fuel so the airline can save fuel, maintenance and operations costs, savings that will be passed on to the passengers.